Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Founder

The Henry Wickenburg sculpture, by artist Clyde Ross Morgan, is at the Wickenburg town hall.
Henry Wickenburg was a gold miner who discovered the Vulture Mine and founding father of the town that was named for him. Over $30 million in gold has been dug from the ground at the Vulture Mine. 

7 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The Vulture Mine is a big reason for the growth of Phoenix. The Valley grew as a place for farming in the old native American canals in order to raise food to feed the miners.

Sharon said...

He was a handsome guy!

JM said...
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JM said...

A town founded by a miner! How interesting. The rock used as a pedestal is wonderful.

Lowell said...

I remember driving through Wickenburg a number of times, but can't remember anything about it except it was outside of Phoenix. Wonder why the mine was name the Vulture Mine. Probably 'cause there a lot of vultures in the area. Hmmm.

Kate said...

That's a lot of gold!!

Randy said...

Nice bust.