Town of Cave Creek's Local Landmarks
The Town of Cave Creek is as diverse as its residents, local businesses, culture, entertainment and wildlife! In an effort to celebrate this and promote exploration of the unique places which have shaped and housed the Town’s vibrant character (and characters!), the Town of Cave Creek is launching Cave Creek Local Landmarks. Iconic buildings in Town are being recognized by a bronze plaque which inter-connects the celebrated landmarks to a storytelling map. This map hosts destinations across Cave Creek for the public to explore virtually, physically, and throughout time— through the storytelling of Cave Creek’s pioneers, their descendants, and you; its residents and guests.
Take a tour using Google Earth (click here) - or enjoy the preview below.
Nominate a place in Town for consideration that is special to you. Have a restaurant that knows you by name? A building that has housed renditions of your favorite small businesses, over-time? A place so famous (or infamous), you don’t need an address to get there? Name a destination that has served to expand our Town’s character and charm in recent years, or one that your family has enjoyed building stories that have spanned generations by writing to LocalLandmarks@CaveCreekAZ.gov.
QR Codes will be found on each plaque. Simply scan the code into a smart phone to be teleported to an interactive map, where pictures and stories of these Local Landmarks live to be explored and enjoyed.
This code can be scanned by any smart phone and will take the person directly to the “Local Landmarks” page on the Town’s website (embedded under the Tourism Bureau as a subpage), which has the map and a brief description of the project. The implications for this program using smart devices goes beyond the goal of recognition of these landmarks. Over time there is a possibility to integrate Local Landmarks to business advertising and retail specials for tourists and locals with a Cave Creek App. Envision bronze plaques at the Black Mountain, SCRCA and Regional Park trailhead(s) where visitors will receive a promotional special at a Local Landmark upon scanning the QR code before a morning hike.
With the opportunities presented by technology, this program can become a dynamic way for people to remain connected to the Town of Cave Creek and keep our roots alive.