the spring of 2001, Beth Newman of the Living Folklore along with designer R.E.Wall,
Sharlot Hall Museum, the City Council, Yavapai Tribe, PAAHC, Open Space Alliance,
Prescott Creeks Preservation, and a small handful of dedicated at-risk children
from Mile High Middle School embarked on an ambitious mission to unravel the
history of the Granite Creek watershed in the center of town. $6,000 was raised
through grants, public, and private donations bringing nearly 20 organizations
together and over 100 volunteers in the course of one month painting. The
children went door to door throughout the Yavapai reservation looking for the
oral stories of those who have always lived with this beautiful little creek.
They also meticulously researched through the Sharlot Hall Archives until they
had finally discovered more than just gold in the Granite Creek.They found a
living history, which continues into this very day. It was an Incredible Success!