The other day I was looking through Douglas D. Martin's chronology of Arizona history. Here are some of the events for 1884:
January 13: Black Canyon stage robbed near Gillett.
March 28: Five Bisbee bandits are hanged simultaneously at Tombstone from one gallows.
April 21: Black Canyon stage held up near Soap Springs.
June 1: Black Canyon stage held up and robbed.
October 18: Highwaymen rob travelers on Black Canyon road and hold up stage again.
Who says that travel hasn't improved around here?