Vulture City Ghost Town is an abandoned mining town 12 miles SW of Wickenburg that's been restored for visitor tours.
Pack a picnic lunch for this ride, as the plan is to ride to Vulture City, tour the town, and have a picnic lunch on the grounds.
Meet at HDOS for KSU at 9:00 am.
There is an admission fee to tour the site, which supports it's restoration and maintenance.
General Admission - $13 Per Person*
Seniors(60+)/Veterans - $10 Per Person*
*Reflects $2 group discount if paid at check-in. Cash or Debit/Credit cards accepted
More information about Vulture City and Vulture Mine:
Vulture Mine was a gold mine which was discovered in 1863. It was the most productive gold mine in the history of Arizona. From 1863 to 1942, the mine produced 340,000 ounces of gold and 260,000 ounces of silver. The Vulture mine was discovered when Henry Wickenburg, a prospector from California's gold rush, stumbled upon a quartz deposit containing gold while traveling in Arizona. Wickenburg began mining the outcrop himself.
In 1863, after Henry Wickenburg discovered the Vulture mine, Vulture City, a small mining town, was established in the area. Vulture City's post office was established on October 4, 1880, and Henry Wickenburg was the town's first Post Master. The town had more than five boarding houses and several buildings. The huge Vulture Mine-Assay Office building, built in 1884, still stands today. The town also had cookhouse and mess hall plus stores, saloons and even a school. The town once had a population of 5,000 citizens. The town was marked by violence. Eighteen men were hanged on an ironwood tree located by the ruins of Henry Wickenburg's house.
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