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Fun Facts

Did You Know?

Here are some history highlights from the Cave Creek Museum.

Wickenburg Massacre

Sunday, November 5, 1871 was the end of the line for six passengers riding the Arizona Stage Line about six miles outside of Wickenburg, another died later, and one passenger lived [...]

Mormon Girl Mine

In the 1870s, the mountain we know as Black Mountain was known as Mormon Boy Mountain.  An old prospector named Sweeney, along with his dependable burro Martha, found gold [...]

Mrs. Frances C. Carlson

The Cave Creek Museum opens for an exciting 46th season on October 1st.  There will be a sense of sadness because the Museum lost a cherished friend and a respected [...]

Fort McDowell

After the end of the Civil War in April, 1865 and about two-and-a-half years after Arizona became a territory, Fort McDowell was established about twenty miles southeast of future [...]

Cave Creek Road

The fort originally known as Camp McDowell and later as Fort McDowell was established by President Abraham Lincoln and the 37th Congress in 1865.  The Fort’s purpose was to protect [...]

Conestoga Wagon

The Cave Creek Museum features terrific art in addition to historical artifacts and exhibits. A popular piece is a bronze, created by Jasper D’Ambrosi in 1975, called “Way West.” [...]

John A. Gurley

Arizona became a United States Territory on February 24, 1863.  President Abraham Lincoln appointed the first three territorial governors: John A. Gurley, John Noble Goodwin, and Richard C. McCormick; [...]