About the Vulture Gold Mine
Depression Living

John Osborne, the mine caretaker, often meets people who once lived at the Vulture. One man told John his tale of living through the Depression at the Vulture Mine.

He and some other men lived in one of the washes in the desert which surrounds the Vulture Mine. Each of these men would pan for gold. Every week or so, they would pool together the gold they had accumulated and give it to the one man among them who owned an old car. This man would drive into town and buy supplies, enough to keep the men going for yet another week, while they continued to pan for gold.

Gold Fever | Henry Wickenburg | Highgrading | Ghosts | The Goldwaters | The Vulture's Discovery
The Glory Hole | The Hanging Tree | The Walnut Grove Dam Disaster |
The Vulture's "Profit Sharing Plan" | Gold Mines vs. Gold Placers | The Depression at the Vulture |
John and Marge Osborne | The Birth of Phoenix, AZ

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