Paul, also known also as "Dief", is a long-time resident of Cave Creek after moving to the area around 20 years ago. Since his arrival, Paul has been involved in many amazing adventures that have greatly benefited the Desert Foothills. Paul maintains a busy schedule as a #member of Cave Creek Town Council but has a lengthy career in being a #volunteer across the #community! Paul has worked with Arizona Foothills 911 to rescue animals during wildfires, rescued animals for Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, helped build trails while keeping them free of litter, served as a Board member for the Sonoran Arts League, and much more. Paul Dief is proud of his work as a member of the Cave Creek Museum's Dream Team, helping build the Golden Reef Stamp Mill and assisting in #blacksmithing demonstrations. #CaveCreekMuseum is so thankful for Paul's work as a #volunteer and his love of #CaveCreek!
Prehistoric sandals vary in construction from simple weaving to more complicated and time-consuming weaves. Three major construction styles are recognized, including plain weave, twining, and braiding/plaiting. Prehistoric sandals like these were woven out of yucca and agave fibers.
How is the sandal attached to the foot via a tie system? There are three tie systems found in the Ancestral Puebloan sandal assemblage: side-loop, toe-heel, and criss-cross. Can you imagine hiking through the desert wearing this type of foot covering?
SNEEK PEAK of the renovation at the Cave Creek Museum.
The Dream Team and volunteers have started putting up the Water Tower for the Gold mining sleuth and panning we will have for the Kiddos! Be sure to check back for more sneek peak updates as we get closer to opening season starting November 1st.
Charlie Connell has been a long time #volunteer at the Cave Creek Museum. He is known as the fearless leader of the #Dream #Team, a volunteer group of men who assist in running the #Stamp Mill while also working on outdoor projects. This program has been developed by Charlie with an extensive stamp #mill training certification as he and many Dream Team #Members spent 8 years rebuilding the local Golden Reef 10 Stamp Mill and Tramway.
Charlie has over 25 years of experience restoring #mining equipment, having traveled even as far as Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania, and Nova Scotia to study stamp mills! He has volunteered at over 20 #museums across the United States, including #Arizona, #California, #Colorado, #Montana, #NewJersey, #Nevada and #Wyoming.
Cave Creek Museum is thankful for Charlie's many years as a dedicated volunteer and for his enthusiasm for the #history of mining. Charlie has inspired many to learn and understand the complex process of what it takes to run a Stamp Mill. Be sure to check out Charlie Connell's blog website "Stamp Mill Man".
If it happens in Cave Creek, it happens at Harold’s. Johnny Walker opened the Corral Bar in 1935 to serve the workers who were building Bartlett Dam.
It became Harold’s Cave Creek Corral in 1950 when local character Harold Gavagan purchased it. It has spawned a million crazy stories – from lions and tigers caged in the back to Harold himself along with his flamboyant friends, movie stars, (real) cowboys and other colorful characters.
Gavagan’s flamboyant ways helped to turn it into the local landmark that it is today. Many celebrities have frequented Harold’s. Some to wine and dine on the fine food and some because it was their film location… Warner Bros. filmed Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins starring Mckensie Phillips, Alan Arkin and Sally Kellerman; other films were Electroglide in Blue starring Robert Blake and Jeannie Riley and Little Foss and Big Halsey with Robert Redford. Dick Van Dyke and Hugh Downs frequent Harold’s, but then, the locals always know the best spots.
Harold’s Corral is the official home of Heinz Field West at Pittsburgh Steelers Club. It is the place for all faithful of the Black & Gold to meet on Sunday, watch their beloved Steelers and down a couple of Iron City beers.