April 2014- Wickensburg AZ
This is a bustling delightful town with a vibrant downtown. We stopped for lunch and then spent some time wandering around.
An Austrian named Henry Wickenburg was one of the first prospectors. His efforts were rewarded with the discovery of the Vulture Mine, from which more than $30 million worth of gold has been dug.
Ranchers and farmers soon built homes along the fertile plain of the Hassayampa River. Together with the miners, they found the town of Wickenburg in 1863. Wickenburg was also the home of Jack Swilling, a prospector prospected in the Salt River Valley in 1867. Swilling conducted irrigation efforts in that area and helped ground the city of Phoenix, Arizona.
I saw a woman in front of me jump out of her skin as she went by this snake statue!!
Another piece of sidewalk art.