Arizona Hotel Reservations
The most productive gold mine in Arizona history, Vulture Mine is located in the town Wickenburg in the northern region of the state. Vulture Mine was discovered by Henry Wickenburg in 1863 and sold a few years later, before its potential worth in gold was discovered.
The mine helped spur interest in Arizona and the development of the city of Phoenix, which eventually led to a population growth large enough to help earn Arizona statehood. Vulture Mine is estimated to have produced over two hundred million dollars in gold ore over the years it was in use.
Vulture Mine was shut down in 1942 during World War II by President Roosevelt. It remains closed to this day, however it is open for tours and visitors. Two hour, guided, walking path tours are available during business hours. The tour walks visitors through the old mining town of Vulture City as well as places of historic significance to the mine.
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