Canyon del Oro
Eckhoff map, 1880, Gold Canyon
Gold creek canyon. Canyon and stream heading in Catalinas, north of Tucson. Joins Santa Cruz river a few miles above Tucson "The old road from Tucson to old Camp Grant at the mouth of the Aravaipa on the San Pedro, ran through this canyon. Several men were killed here in May, 1870, by Apaches." Farish.
"Tradition says gold was found in abundance in this canyon in early days." Bourke. P. O. established Mar. 28, 1881, Jose D Camaco, P. M.