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Browsing items in: Early Cave Creek, Arizona

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    • Protective roof is installed over TB cabin

    • Unknown
    • Structure: Building
    • West northwest elevation of cabin seen with roof installed to protect structure from elements. Protective efforts were initiated in July 2006.
    • Simply furnished cabin interior

    • Unknown
    • Building Furnishing: Plumbing Fixture; Building Furnishing: Furniture: Table; Building Furnishing: Furniture: Bed
    • The cabin's light, handy-man type construction and very unique framing point to its evolution from a tent. The sparseness of this building demonstrates the bleak existence of those who occupied it and others like it. Many of these sturdy people...
    • TB cabin after its move to Cave Creek Museum grounds

    • Unknown
    • Structure: Building
    • Front elevation of the TB cabin at its post-move location on the Museum grounds. The structure would be relocated on-site as the Museum added permanent buildings on-site to house expanding collections.
    • A newspaper photograph of moving the TB cabin

    • Zeno, Jim
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Newspaper
    • A newspaper photograph of the TB cabin being moved by trailer from a lot near the Horny Toad Restaurant to the Cave Creek Museum where it is to be a permanent display. The cabin's move was paid for by Humana Hospital and Jack and Martha Arnold....
    • Newspaper photograph of TB cabin restoration opening exhibit

    • Suza Jr., Colonel (ed)
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Newspaper
    • A newspaper image of the opening reception commemorating the completion of the restoration of the TB cabin at the Museum grounds. Santos Rubira, donator of the TB cabin, is seated.
    • Sam and Helen Jones

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Sam and Helen Jones, one-time owners of the Desmount Sanitarium in the late 1920's. The sanitarium was a tuberculosis colony of approximately 16 cabins in Cave Creek, at the current site of the Horny Toad Restaurant.
    • Jones family

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Photograph of the Jones family, at their Desmount Ranch property in the early 1940's. Pictured from left to right is son Mid (Middleton), Helen, and Sam. The family was the last owners of the TB sanitarium prior to its closing after the Great...
    • Mid and Helen Jones at the time of owning Desmount Ranch

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • This photo shows son Mid with mother Helen Jones. The photo was taken about the time the family owned and managed the Desmount Sanitarium, a tubercular colony in Cave Creek. It was rumored that Helen was a tubercular convalescent, which was a large...
    • TB cabin with interpretive sign

    • Unknown
    • Structure: Building
    • The Tubercular Cabin at the Cave Creek Museum is a small, one room, wooden cabin that was originally used to house a patient suffering from tuberculosis. This is the east-southeast elevation of the TB cabin with screened wooden shutters. The 10' x...
    • Photograph detail of repair to building

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Photograph detail of the ghost marking building repair where the drain and stove pipe exited the structure. Since the "dry sink" and stove were not part of the original structure, these items had to be removed to restore the structure back to it's...
    • National Register of Historic Places Plaque

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Plaque
    • The cast bronze plaque commemorates the TB cabin's placement on the National Historic Register of Places by the US Department of Interior and the National Park Service on October 28, 2001. The cabin's significance is "a design unique to the many...
    • Letter from Arizona State Historic Preservation Office

    • Arizona State Historic Preservation Office
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Letter
    • Notification letter from the Arizona Historic Preservation Office on TB cabin being recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.
    • Del Albers memorial card

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Card, Mourning
    • Memorial card of Del Albers, (deceased 2005). Del served as museum board member and volunteer, and buildings and grounds committee chair, was responsible for painting, restoring and submitting the application and supporting documents to the...
    • A photograph of Desmount Sanitarium

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • A photograph of the area known as Desmount Sanitarium. Desmount Sanitarium was located at the Cave Creek/Carefree border near the present site of the Horny Toad Restaurant. It was a haven for an unknown number of tubercular occupants. The colony...
    • Photograph of restoration process

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Photo of restoration of cabin; exterior primer and painting are ready to be performed; and screens have been masked off to prevent overspray of paint.
    • Cabin interior

    • Unknown
    • Building Furnishing: Plumbing Fixture; Building Furnishing: Furniture: Table; Building Furnishing: Furniture: Bed
    • The cabin was not served by electricity, gas, water or sewer in its service as a TB convalescent structure. However, the corner of the cabin exhibits a "dry sink." Santos Rubira installed the sink and a wood stove when he converted the structure...
    • 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...
    • 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.

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