Celebrate the region’s history at the Cave Creek Museum’s 11th annual Miner’s Dinner

By TARA ALATORRE

CAVE CREEK – Celebrate the local region’s mining heritage, watch the historic Golden Reef 10-Stamp Mill crush ore and enjoy a meal under the Western stars at Cave Creek Museum’s Miner’s Dinner.

On November 12, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. the Cave Creek Museum (CCM)  will host its 11th annual Miner’s Dinner. Proceeds will support the museum’s preservation and exhibit development efforts.

“For the first 10 years the [CCM] Dream Team used the funds [from the Miner’s Dinner] to pay for the supplies and services required to retrieve and rebuild the Golden Reef 10-Stamp Mill from Continental Mountain in the Cave Creek Mining District,” CCM’s Executive Director, Karrie Porter Brace said.

Brace says that CCM’s stamp mill is unique because all its parts were located and retrieved from the original site on Continental Mountain from the Golden Reef Mine, and it is still in its original mining district. The stamp mill is also the only one in Arizona operating within five miles of its original site.

“In the last year we’ve also added the Tramway, also original parts, which had been abandoned on the mountain but never assembled!” Brace added.

The Golden Reef 10-Stamp Mill and historic tramway will run at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Chuck Wagon Barbecue from the Buffalo Chip. Then listen to live music from the Rockin’ Blue Geckos, which play rhythms of country, rock and blues.

There will also be a silent auction with many different items ranging from fun to fancy, and blacksmith demonstrations.

Tickets are $55 each and reservations must be made in advance by Friday, November 8. You can email: info@cavecreekmuseum.com, or call 480-488-2764 to make your reservations for the dinner.

For more information visit CaveCreekMuseum.org.