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 historical doyenne. Her name is Mrs. Frances C. Carlson; she passed on June 24, 2015. Mrs. Carlson is the author of Cave Creek and Carefree, A History of the Desert Foothills. Her book, published in 1988, is the definitive resource for anyone interested in Cave Creek or Carefree history from the canal-building, prehistoric Hohokam to the ingenious Carefree developer’s Tom Darlington and K. T. Palmer in the 1960s. Mrs. Carlson’s book is available at the Cave Creek Museum.