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    • Love Letter I

    • Zulu Tribe
    • Communication Artifact; Art
    • Color coded messages (or love letters) are found in Zulu tab necklaces. Girls send messages that are prized by the young men who receive them. The message is often an invitation to courtship, but can be read in many different ways. The design...
    • Love Letter II

    • Zulu Tribe
    • Communication Artifact; Art
    • Color coded messages (or love letters) are found in Zulu tab necklaces. Girls send messages that are prized by the young men who receive them. The message is often an invitation to courtship, but can be read in many different ways. The design...
    • Love Letter III

    • Zulu Tribe
    • Communication Artifact; Art
    • Color coded messages (or love letters) are found in Zulu tab necklaces. Girls send messages that are prized by the young men who receive them. The message is often an invitation to courtship, but can be read in many different ways. The design...
    • Ear Plugs

    • Zulu Tribe
    • Communication Artifact; Personal Symbol
    • Married Zulu women wear ear plugs to "insure that ears of the mind may also hear". The plastic pieces used to make these ear plugs are cut from old vinyl records.
    • 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....
    • Diviner's Pouch

    • Yoruba Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Bag
    • Many strands of red glass seed beads, some whitehearts, with a woven beaded pouch at each end and coin dangles on the pouches. Coins are British West Africa one cent pieces dated 1938, 1941, 1942 and 1943. Beadwork is red and white. Whitehearts...
    • Crown and Beaded Bottle

    • Yoruba Tribe
    • Communication Artifact - Personal Symbol - Crown
    • The crown on the right is a cone-shaped hat covered with glass seed beads. Beaded face motifs are raised elements in orange and yellow. A beaded bird with dangling fringe sits on the point of the crown. Along the base of the crown is a beaded...
    • La Posada Supplement to the Winslow Daily Mail Newspaper

    • Winslow Daily Mail
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Brochure
    • This 32-page booklet marked the opening of La Posada, the sprawling hacienda styled Harvey House designed by May Colter. It featured articles about the hotel, Fred Harvey's touring cars called the Harveycars, lengthy narratives about area sites to...
    • Stamp

    • Willy Pudert Schles. Stemp. Manuf [Silesian Stamp Manufacturer]- Goerlitz
    • Nazi Concentration Camps; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • The stamp is an artifact from the Gross-Rosen concentration camp, used by the camp commandant as the official Nazi seal. The camp was opened originally as a satellite camp to Sachsenhausen in August of 1940 and was converted to an independent camp...
    • A photograph of a pitcher and basin, pot with lid and quilt

    • Vermillion, Dan
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • A photograph of a pitcher and basin as well as a pot and quilt. These are some of the items used to furnish the cabin. Cabins were grouped around an administrative house where meals were served and bathroom facilities were provided, so there was...
    • Selections from the Arizona Capitol Museum Art Collection, Second Floor Hallway

    • Unknown
    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • The Arizona Capitol Museum exhibits art as well as political artifacts. Art is an important part of our collection. Whether large format oil on canvas paintings by early artists Lon Megargee (shown here) or David Swing, or a lithograph from modern...
    • May 21

    • Unknown
    • Cummings, Byron, 1860-1954
    • Dean Byron Cummings, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Arizona and Director of the Arizona State Museum, died on this date in 1954 at the age of 93. He conducted extensive archaeological work throughout the Southwest and Mexico,...
    • The Wickenburg Stage

    • unknown
    • Artifact
    • Originally built to service the California gold fields, this mud wagon ran between Eureka, California and Ehrenberg, Arizona, then on to Wickenburg, Arizona. It was acquired by the Flying E Dude Ranch in 1947 and used to carry guests from the...
    • Apache Water Jar

    • Unknown
    • Archaeology--Arizona; Apache; Apache baskets; Cochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities.
    • The origin of this artifact is unknown. It was acquired by the Cochise College Library in the 1970's through a Title II grant. The jar is 38 cm high, 28 cm diameter and has a 18 cm lipped openning. The water jar is a basket made of sotol leaves and...
    • Casas Grande Polychrome Jar

    • Unknown
    • Archaeology--Arizona; Indian pottery Arizona; Cochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities. Casas Grandes pottery
    • The origin of this artifact is unknown. The United States Border Patrol donated it to Cochise College after confiscating it at the U.S./Mexico border. The jar is 16 cm high with a 17 cm diameter and has an 11 cm lipped opening. It is made of light...
    • Gila Polychrome Bowl

    • Unknown
    • Archaeology--Arizona; Indian pottery Arizona; Cochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities.
    • This artifact was found on the J. Cowan ranch located in Sulpher Spring Valley, Cochise County, Arizona. Excavated between 1968 and 1983 by Cochise College Archeology Department, created between 1200 and 1400 CE, the bowl is 18 cm high with a 76 cm...
    • Gila Polychrome Bowl

    • Unknown
    • Archaeology--Arizona; Indian pottery Arizona; Cochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities.
    • Between the years 1968 and 1983 Cochise College archeology department excavated five sites in Southeastern Arizona. This artifact was found at the J. Cowan ranch in Sulpher Spring Valley, Cochise County, Arizona. Estimated creation between 1200 and...
    • Gila Polychrome Jar new

    • Unknown
    • Archaeology--Arizona; Indian pottery Arizona; Cochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities.
    • This artifact was found on the Darnell ranch located on the eastern slopes of the Chiricahua Mountains in Cochise County, Arizona. Excavated between 1968 and 1983 by Cochise College Archeology Department, created between 1250 and 1400 CE, the jar...
    • Plainware Duck Pot new

    • Unknown
    • Archaeology--Arizona; Indian pottery Arizona; Cochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities.
    • This artifact was found at the J. Cowan ranch in Sulpher Spring Valley, Cochise County, Arizona. Excavated between 1968 and 1983 by Cochise College Archeology Department, created between 1200 and 1400 CE, the pot is 22cm high, 25cm long and has a...
    • Plainware Effigy Pot

    • Unknown
    • Archaeology--Arizona; Indian pottery Arizona; Cochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities.
    • This artifact was found at the J. Cowan ranch in Sulpher Spring Valley, Cochise County, Arizona. Excavated between 1968 and 1983 by Cochise College Archeology Department, created between 1200 and 1400 CE, this pot is 17 cm high, 16 cm long and has...
    • Tanto Polychrome Jar new

    • Unknown
    • Archaeology--Arizona; Indian pottery Arizona; Cochise County (Ariz.) Antiquities.
    • This artifact was found on the Darnell ranch located on the eastern slopes of the Chiricahua Mountains in Cochise County, Arizona. Excavated between 1968 and 1983 by Cochise College Archeology Department, created between 1250 and 1400 CE, the jar...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Photograph of Rancho Manana Dude Ranch site and buildings

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • This photo of Rancho Manana shows how it appeared at the time of its operation as a guest ranch from 1944-1955. In 1943 Romaine and Jean Lowdermilk partnered with Ted and China Loring to purchase the old Howard Ranch and make it into a guest ranch....
    • 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...
    • Photograph of the owners and managers of the Sierra Vista Guest Ranch

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifact: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • The Sierra Vista Guest Ranch, comprising 400 acres was located 4 miles north of Cave Creek in the Continental Mountains. It was Cave Creek's second dude ranch and it operated from the early 1940's to 1962. It accommodated up to 15 guests in its...
    • 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....
    • 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 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...

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