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Here are some history highlights from the Cave Creek Museum.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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; [...]

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