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Browsing items in: Early Cave Creek, Arizona

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    • 35 star US flag

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Ceremonial Artifact: Flag
    • The 35 star flag of the U.S. represents the admission of the state of West Virginia as the new star. The two Presidents to serve under this flag were Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865), and Andrew Johnson (1865-1869).
    • U.S. Cavalry Springfield Carbine .45-70 Caliber Trap Door

    • Unknown
    • Science and Technology: Armament: Firearm, Carbine
    • The single shot 1873 model was the army's mainstay due to its range, accuracy and impact over the repeating rifle. Its steel barrel and breech-loading capability made it less prone to misfires and allowed its range to go to 3,500 yards.
    • McClellan saddle

    • McClellan, George, B.
    • Distribution and Transportation Artifact: Land Transportation: Accessory: Saddle, Riding
    • The McClellan saddle was a riding saddle designed by George B. McClellan, a career Army officer in the US Army. Based on his observations of dividing the saddle tree in the center to lessen the impact on the horse's spine, the saddle was a...
    • US Cavalry saddlebags from the 1880s

    • Unknown
    • Distribution and Transportation Artifact: Land and Transportation: Accessory: Saddle, Pack
    • This American military saddlebag dates back from 1885. The saddlebags of this design were widely used during the time periods between 1776 and 1945.
    • Photograph of Stoneman Military Road through Cave Creek

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • In 1870's Colonel George Stoneman, commander of army troops in AZ using an old Indian trial built a military road from Ft. McDowell (Phoenix) to Ft. Whipple (Prescott). The road went north from Rio Verde, cutting through the now present McDowell...
    • Map of the route of the old Fort McDowell Wagon Road

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Map
    • The road was built by Colonel George Stoneman, commander of the army troops in Arizona. By using an old Indian trail, the road went north of Pinnacle Peak, south of what is now the Carefree Airpport and on to the north flank of Black Mountain in...
    • Photograph of Remount Station ruins

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • This photograph is of the Cavalry remount station (not a fort) at what is now Ocotillo Road and Cave Creek wash, north of Cave Creek off Spur Cross Road. This was where the soldiers going between Ft. McDowell and Ft. Whipple could get fresh mounts,...
    • Cave Creek mining district map

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Map
    • This map depicts the location of the various mines in Cave Creek along with the area's topographical features. The Cave Creek Mining District took in the entire Cave Creek area clear up to Bloody Basin.
    • Arrastre mill

    • Linville, Jake and Hiram
    • T&E for Materials: Mining & Mineral Harvesting T&E: Mill
    • The Spanish word "Arrastre" meaning "to drag" was a crude ore crushing mill used in ancient times. The remains of such a mill have been found dating from the Fifth Century B.C. A special type rock was used for the drag-rock as one that would burr...
    • Maricopa Mine claim

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Document
    • This image depicts a mine claim from the late 1800's from the Maricopa Mine. This mine was located in Cave Creek near the larger Phoenix mine. Maricopa produced 5,000 tons of $15 gold ore per ton prior to 1900.
    • Photograph of five men at entrance to Mormon Girl mine

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Photograph depicts five men at the entrance to Morman Girl Mine on Black Mountain, at the present site of Carefree's Sentinel Rock Estates. The gold and silver mine was worked from 1840 to 1942 intermittently. The mine yielded two carloads of ore a...
    • Photograph of Red Rover mine

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • The Red Rover mine was discovered in 1882. It was located north of Humbolt Peak and the Seven Springs area at the Yavapai County line. Some exceptionally high grade copper and silver was mined. One of the longest-running operations, the Red Rover...
    • Cave Creek mining and dude ranches

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Map
    • The map delineates the approximate locations of Cave Creek's mines including the Red Rover Mine; the Golden Reef Mine; the Phoenix Mine; Maricopa Mine and the Morman Girl Mine. The map also shows the location of Cave Creek's dude ranches: Rancho...
    • Reddick Jasper Cartwright

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Reddick Jasper Cartwright arrived in Arizona from Illinois in 1874 with his family. By 1885 the Cartwright family moved from the Phoenix area to the Cave Creek area near Seven Springs. Reddick and his son Mantford Cartwright Sr. formed a ranching...
    • Three generations of Cartwrights

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Photograph of three generations of Cartwrights. Left to right: J. Mantford Cartwright, Sr.; J. Mantford (Jack) Cartwright, Jr: and J. Mantford (Manny) Cartwright III. The Cartwrights operated one of the largest cattle ranches in north central...
    • Cartwright Allotment analysis map

    • Cave Creek Ranger District, Tonto National Forest
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Map
    • The map depicts the range area allotted to the Cartwright family for grazing rights by the U.S. Forest Service. The overall area comprised 56,000 acres of rugged terrain surrounding a 40 acre homestead adjacent to Seven Springs. The upper Cave...
    • Photograph of Cartwright ranch house

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • The photo shows the Cartwright Ranch homestead and out buildings in Seven Springs, Arizona in 1946. The photo shows the north side of the house, although the house faces south. One of their bulls can be seen in the foreground. The photo was taken...
    • Cartwright ranch sign

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Visual Communication: Sign
    • This is the sign that identified the ranch property in its later years. The ranch had its beginning in 1882 when Jackson Mantford Cartwright at age 16 joined in partnership with his father, Reddick Jasper Cartwright in driving their cattle from the...
    • Cowboys wrangling at Quarter Circle One ranch

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Photograph of a roundup: gathering yearlings for shipment, branding and marking calves is part of the cowman's spring work. This photograph shows the branding crew at work on the Quarter Circle One Ranch in the early 1940's in Cave Creek, Arizona....
    • Photograph of Spur Cross Ranch site and buildings

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • One of the oldest guest ranches in Arizona, Spur Cross Ranch comprised over 1760 acres of beautiful territory at 2650 ft. altitude. This cattle and guest ranch was located in desert and mountain country 5 miles north from the village of Cave...

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