1813 US Army officer Zebulon Pike, who had been an early explorer of the American West, is killed in action at age 34 during the War of 1812, his force captured Toronto (Ontario, Canada) 1877 In Rath City, Texas, buffalo hunter Tom Lumpkins is shot and killed by Limpy Jim Smith. Limpkins's grave, the first in the town's Boot Hill cemetery, is marked with a buffalo skull. I couldn't find any photos of these two men, nor much on Rath City which was also called Reynolds City. This lovely image is cited as taken in Rath City, TX. 1886 Peck Canyon Massacre; this tragedy involved Geronimo and fifteen braves riding on Charlie Owens and Atrimus Peck out branding cattle. Charlie bolts and six braves give chase, they kill him taking his horse, spurs and saddle. Local legend has it that after undressing to his red long johns Artemus Peck started doing the Mexican Hat Dance causing Geronimo to laugh and as a result let him live. They left him standing there without boots or a hat while they rode up the valley and killed his wife and 2 year old baby, the Apaches took Mrs. Peck's niece as a captive. Story goes Peck walked down to Nogales, about 15 miles, where he sold his ranch for 500 Mexican silver dollars. That night he had a bartender put his money in the saloon safe. Come the next day the bartender and the money couldn't be found. Artemus Peck spent the rest of his long life up in Tucson where he passed at age 93. Never went back to the canyon. The import of this raid is the people of Arizona Territory finally had enough and it prompted the largest manhunt in Arizona as General Miles and 5,000 US troops begin their chase of Geronimo and the last hold out Apaches. For them Arizona forum members: you can drive up Peck Canyon, it's an exit off I 19 and if you ask politely, see a monument the Cummings family, who own the Rocking H Ranch in the canyon, erected in 1934 in memory of the Peck family.