Historical locations can make for some intensely boring photos. In this vicinity in 1871 a stage rolled through the area on it's way to Prescott, Az. Suddenly, a band of Apache Mohave Indians sprang from nowhere and savagely attacked the little stage killing 6 men. A young lady, Mollie Sheppard died of her wounds a day later. There are no such group of people as the Mohave Apache. In that time all Indians were called 'Apache', which means 'enemy' in the Hopi Indian language. The Yavapai Indians were the masters of this region. They would not have tolerated an Apache intrusion. The Apache territory was far to the east, and it didn't matter that no Indians may have been involved in the raid anyway. I believe it was something that Mollie said, that they didn't look like real Indians. There was speculation that white men had masqueraded as the 'Apache' and perpetrated the attack to gain the U.S. Army's attention. By slaughtering some of the travelers through the area, they could assure themselves that a war would be waged upon the local natives, killing them off to give white men free and unfettered access to the gold and land in the area.