Did You Know?
Here are some history highlights from the Cave Creek Museum.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hohokam Shell Jewelry
The prehistoric Hohokam are known for their extensive canals in the Phoenix Basin. They are also known for their kiln-fired ceramic pottery and their legacy of pecked-petroglyphs found and [...]
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 [...]