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18 hours ago

Cave Creek Museum

Volunteer of the Week - Paul Diefenderfer

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!

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Volunteer of the Week - Paul Diefenderfer

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 Museums Dream Team, helping build the Golden Reef Stamp Mill and assisting in #blacksmithing demonstrations.  #CaveCreekMuseum is so thankful for Pauls work as a #volunteer and his love of #CaveCreek!

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Great job Paul.

Volunteer of everyday!

Glad to have you on my team!!

Thank you Paul for the good work and accomplishments!

Many thanks and great appreciation to Paul!

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3 days ago

Cave Creek Museum

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?

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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?

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That chancla hurts when it gets thrown šŸ˜‚

Thinking Naked and Afraid should film in the Sonoran Desert.

Thank you! So interestingšŸ¤—

This is one of the coolest posts I've seen in a long time!

Part of my collection šŸŒµ

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4 days ago

Cave Creek Museum

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.

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#CaveCreekMuseum #museum #museums #OpeningSeason #mining #water #tower #sleuthing #panningforgold #gold #mine #Mines #cavecreek #arizona #thingstodo #minesnearme #history #preservation #historical
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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.

www.cavecreekmuseum.org

#cavecreekmuseum #museum #museums #openingseason #mining #water #tower #sleuthing #panningforgold #gold #mine #mines #cavecreek #arizona #thingstodo #minesnearme #history #preservation #historical

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Your volunteers are awesome.

Awesomeness

6 days ago

Cave Creek Museum

Volunteer of the Week - Charlie Connell

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".

Stamp Mill Man Blog Link:
stampmillman.blogspot.com/

#cavecreekmuseum #museum #cave #cavesnearme #thingstodo #carefreeaz #cavecreekaz #mine #stampmill #mills
#certification
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Volunteer of the Week - Charlie Connell

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 Charlies 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 Connells blog website Stamp Mill Man.

Stamp Mill Man Blog Link:
http://stampmillman.blogspot.com/

#cavecreekmuseum #museum #cave #cavesnearme #thingstodo #carefreeaz #cavecreekaz #mine #stampmill #mills
#certification

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This is so incredible!

Thank you Charlie for all you do for the Museum and our town. My husband and I very much enjoyed the stamp mill demonstration.

Charlie, you rock!!

Great job Charlie, thank you!

great job; so dedicated and appreciated by all; thanks Charlie

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7 days ago

Cave Creek Museum

If it happens in Cave Creek, it happens at Haroldā€™s. Johnny Walker opened the Corral Bar in 1935 to serve the workers who were building Bartlett Dam.

It became Haroldā€™s Cave Creek Corral in 1950 when local character Harold Gavagan purchased it. It has spawned a million crazy stories ā€“ from lions and tigers caged in the back to Harold himself along with his flamboyant friends, movie stars, (real) cowboys and other colorful characters.

Gavaganā€™s flamboyant ways helped to turn it into the local landmark that it is today. Many celebrities have frequented Haroldā€™s. Some to wine and dine on the fine food and some because it was their film locationā€¦ 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 Haroldā€™s, but then, the locals always know the best spots.

Haroldā€™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.

haroldscorral.com/steeler-s-club/

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If it happens in Cave Creek, it happens at Haroldā€™s.  Johnny Walker opened the Corral Bar in 1935 to serve the workers who were building Bartlett Dam.

It became Haroldā€™s Cave Creek Corral in 1950 when local character Harold Gavagan purchased it.  It has spawned a million crazy stories ā€“ from lions and tigers caged in the back to Harold himself along with his flamboyant friends, movie stars, (real) cowboys and other colorful characters.

Gavaganā€™s flamboyant ways helped to turn it into the local landmark that it is today.  Many celebrities have frequented Haroldā€™s. Some to wine and dine on the fine food and some because it was their film locationā€¦ 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 Haroldā€™s, but then, the locals always know the best spots.

Haroldā€™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.

https://haroldscorral.com/steeler-s-club/

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And why is it the home of the Steelers? How did that come to be?

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