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Fun Facts

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Here are some history highlights from the Cave Creek Museum.

Cave Creek Onyx

The Cave Creek mining district, one hundred and forty-four square miles, was known for gold, silver, and later “red gold” we know as copper. Early miners noticed ledges of [...]

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 [...]

Cattle Kate

Cave Creek had its own version of Annie Oakley.  Her name was Catherine J. Jones.  She was about five feet tall and known as “Cattle Kate” (she preferred Catherine).  [...]

Frank “Mr. Cave Creek” Wright

He was known as “Mr. Cave Creek.”  When Frank W. Wright passed in 1982 at the age of eighty-nine, he had lived in Cave Creek for sixty years.  You [...]

The Three Sisters

The prehistoric Hohokam, the ingenious, canal-building farmers, developed “polycropping;” that is planting maize (corn), beans, and squash together.  This agrarian trinity became known as “The Three Sisters.”  Maize was [...]

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 [...]

Alfred C. Lockwood

The first Cave Creek school was the classic one-room building encompassing first through eighth grade, taught by one teacher. The school was built in 1886 near the Cave Creek [...]

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 [...]

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