Early settlers began moving into the area, to later be known as "Cache," in the 1890s, and was later incorporated in 1905. The town was originally named Quanah, however, the Post Office refused to approve the name because Quanah, Texas was on the same rail line. Early French traders, who traded with the Indians in this area, sometimes referred to Cache as "Cache Creek" because the traders "cached" or stored supplies along the creek.
Movie Location - Theodore Roosevelt visited Cache in 1907. As a guest of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, Roosevelt watched a "wolf hunt" south of Cache. He was so impressed that he sent a movie crew to film a re-enactment of the wolf hunt. The crew used the Town of Cache as a setting and filmed the first western movie, "The Bank Robbery." The crew used famous local residents as "stars."
The Cache area has been in the movies a number of times. In the 1920s, "The Daughter of the Dawn" and "The White Comanche" were both filmed in Cache. Portions of "Around the World in Eighty Days" were filmed in Cache in the 1940s. "The Charge of the Model T's" and "Fast Charlie, the Moonbeam Rider" starring David Carradine were filmed entirely in this area. Documentaries have been filmed by the Arts and Entertainment Network and the Discovery Channel. They based their documentaries on the Indian culture using the buffalo and longhorn herds in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The Wichita Wildlife Refuge is located four miles north of Cache.
Downtown Cache burned two times. The first time was in 1903 and the second time was in 1911. The frame buildings were destroyed. The merchants wishing to rebuild, chose brick and concrete block structures. These brick and concrete block structures in the business district of Cache on C Avenue still exist.