Who is Mansel Carter?
Mansel Carter was born in 1902 near Quaker City, Ohio, as reported by Facing East Valley’s past Gary Nelson April 10, 2004 Eastvalley.com.
QueenCreek.org calls Mr. Carter “Man of the Mountain.” The site also reports that he lived in Gilbert, AZ and thought it was getting too crowded and moved out to the mountains in San Tan Valley.
Take a Seat Next to Mr. Carter
The Mansel Carter Statue is in the Queen Creek Marketplace area. Use the address 21506 South Ellsworth Loop, Queen Creek AZ 85142. You will spot the statue sitting on a bench in front of a store. Take a seat next to Mansel and see how many birds you can attract to you.
The Man of the Mountain
Mansel Carter (1902-1987) made his home on Goldmine Mountain where he had filed mining claims for 40 years. He worked the claims for silver and copper with his friend Marion Kennedy. Mansel became a local celebrity and was known for his way with birds and animals. He is depicted here feeding his bird companions with the seeds from a pomegranate. Learn more about Mansel at the San Tan Historical Society Museum.
More Information and Memorial Centers
Mr. Carter (1902 – 1987) gravesite resides in San Tan Regional Park
His guest book, cactus curios, and many of his personal items are on display at the San Tan Historical Society’s museum. We are looking forward to visiting this museum in the near future.
Sitting with Mansel Carter in Queen Creek, Arizona
There are many photos of Mr. Carter with his long beard, smoke pipe in his mouth, and a bird on his sleeve. Have you had a bird land on your sleeve? Did you bribe it with food?