From Boom to Bust: The Tragic Story of America’s Ghost Towns

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Vulture City, Arizona

The Vulture Mine was discovered in 1863 and 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-Assay Office building, built in 1884, still stands today. The town once had a population of 5,000 citizens but it was marked by senseless violence and once the mine was closed the population dwindled.

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