Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Good Old Days

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?

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