Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Wickenburg Historic Tour

Thanks to organizers Mary and John Garbaciak, the bus to Wickenburg was full, lunch at Rancho de los Caballeros was delicious and everyone came home with lots of interesting history of mining in the area. Stops included Vulture City Mine and exhibits at the Western Museum.

The first thing the Wickenburg miners saw coming out of the mines was this building. Note the sign "DOCTOR". He was mostly for injuries. The middle of the building was for food. A miner had 20-minute shifts to eat! And then the "BROTHEL". Some women/girls were 13 and 14 years old.
Historical League tours are educational events bringing us together to experience the past.
Jan Murray, Chris Hackett, Mary Pat Honey, Lynne Wood and Karen Overton standing by the horse sculpture.

Cathy Shumard and Chris Hackett

Joan Galloway and Delores Tomasek

Renee Donnelly and Jan Murray

Dr. John Garbaciak talking about Wickenburg history

Laurie Sue Rhetts

Linda Fritsch

Pat Faur

Zona Lorig

Mary Garbaciak comments, "The person in the picture with me is Richard “Dick” Fredrickson, the Resident Naturalist, at Rancho de los Caballeros.  He has been with 2 owners for the past 39 years. His knowledge of the Ranch’s history and surrounding area was most interesting. He spoke to our group during a fabulous lunch." He was presented with a copy of AZ Recollections and Reflections as Thank You.

Sharon Guastella and Sharron McKinney at Rancho de los Caballeros

Historical League President Claire Nullmeyer