Henry Wickenburg founded the Vulture Mine and the settlement of Wickenburg. Vulture Mine produced 70 million dollars of gold while in business and became Arizona’s greatest influential mine in the entire territory. Wickenburg spent his later years on his ranch, but had troubles gathering all the cash payable to the owners of Vulture Mine. He was given twenty thousand dollars as an advance for a lawyer and spent all of it. He found himself extremely impoverished and depressed. He died on May 14, 1905 from a self-inflected gunshot wound in an orchard of trees at the back of his house.