Wall Plaque - If You Are Lucky Enough to Live in Wickenburg, You're Lucky Enough!
These wall plaques are manufactured with pride in Nevada, deep within the heart of the Western United States. This plaque celebrates Wickenburg's Western Heritage with Cowboy Imagery and the Lucky Horseshoe. What better souvenir could there be for visitors to our unique town?
In case the image on your screen does not make itself handy to easy reading, the text on the front of the plaque reads as follows:
If you are lucky enough to live in Wickenburg, you're lucky enough!
Why stop there, though? The back side of the plaque contains a short history of the Town of Wickenburg, which reads as follows:
More than a century old, Wickenburg is a gold mining and cattle town named after a Prussian prospector. Legend has it that Henry Wickenburg threw a rock at his cranky mule only to see the rock break open and reveal gold. This discovery in 1863 resulted in the Vulture Mine, one of America's richest, and a gold rush of such proportion that Wickenburg became the third largest town in Arizona.
Although its gold rush is long gone, Wickenburg has retained the Old West atmosphere. Stroll Frontier Street with its vintage hitching posts, cowboy statues and "jail tree" still standing in the middle of town.
Nicknamed Arizona's "Most Western Town", Wickenburg brings the past alive today with real life gold prospectors and cowboys. Cattle, cowboy hats, horses and spurs all remain direct descendents of the gold rush days when prospectors believed that if you drank from Wickenburg's Hassayampa River you would never tell the truth again!
This wall plaque measures 11 1/2 inches tall and 9 1/2 inches wide. Note that the actual appearance may vary slightly from the item pictured, but that the basic elements do not change.
Item Number: RR-WBG