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Fun Facts

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Here are some history highlights from the Cave Creek Museum.

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; [...]

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 [...]

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).  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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