FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Spur Cross Ranch Reunion Feb. 28; Spur Cross Archeology Expo March 1

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Cave Creek Museum is hosting a Spur Cross Ranch Reunion on Friday, February 28 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Anyone who was involved with the preservation of this beautiful desert land is invited to the unprecedented event, which will be held at the Cave Creek Museum. Guests will have a chance to reconnect, renew friendships and see exhibits of artifacts from the Spur Cross excavations. Light refreshments will be served. Call 480-488-2764 or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

Desert Foothills Chapter and Cave Creek Museum cosponsor the annual Spur Cross Archaeology Expo on March 1. The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area event in Cave Creek is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. enabling the public to learn about the area’s archaeology through hikes, booths, gold panning, and other live demonstrations.

The entire family will enjoy a gold panning demonstration from the Cave Creek Museum Stamp Mill Team, a live pottery making demonstration by Glen Dotson and flint knapping. Tonto archaeologist Scott Wood is a featured speaker. There are children’s activities and crafts, as well as the ability to handle prehistoric artifacts. Hikes are scheduled throughout the day with varying degrees of difficulty, some of which include archaeological sites within Spur Cross. All hikers should know their limits and prepare for desert walking/hiking with appropriate footwear and supplies.

Spur Cross Conservation Area is 4 1/2 miles north of Cave Creek’s main downtown district. Although the Expo is free, there is a $3/adult park entrance fee. Children under 16 and those with Maricopa County Park or Spur Cross passes are free.

Please visit www.azarchsoc.org under “events” for the complete schedule of speakers and hikes.

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