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    Checkout the jailhouse!!!

    by spartan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Yuma Territorial Prison State Park - Between 1876 and 1909, this penitentiary housed many of Arizona's most dangerous and notorious criminals. Famed in movies, literature and television, the remains of the prison are now Arizona's most visited State Historic Park. The cells, main gate and guard tower have endured as grim reminders of frontier justice. Museum exhibits document the story of the prison.

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    Yuma Crossing: Reservoir

    by Basaic Written Mar 14, 2009

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    After the post was established, and as it continued to grow, the availability of water grew increasingly important. To solve this problem and esnure there was plenty of water to drink, use for cooking, bathing, and to water the livestock. This reservoir was built.

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    Yuma Crossing: Train

    by Basaic Updated Mar 14, 2009

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    Once the tracks were laid to Yuma, the train became more and more important to both the distribution of supplies to and from Yuma and for people to come and go. This is a train car from 1906. The modern train is on the tracks just outside the park.

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    Yuma Crossing: Storehouse Displays

    by Basaic Updated Mar 14, 2009

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    Here are some of the displays inside the storehouse: An old delivery truck (trucks eventually replaced the wagons for deliveries); some wagons; a steamship wheel (most of the supplies were brought in by steamship and later also by train); and a vegetable tin (they grew a lot of vegetables in this area).

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    Yuma Crossing: Reclamation Service

    by Basaic Updated Mar 10, 2009

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    The US Reclamation Service was instrumental in preserving the unique terrain, plants and animals in the area and reclaiming the land for use. This is a recreation of their office here at the depot. Photo 5 shows the Razorback Suckerfish an endangered species. The Razorback Suckerfish has been on earth for 3 to 5 million years.

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    Yuma Crossing: Granary

    by Basaic Updated Mar 10, 2009

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    The granary building is also original. It was later used by the US Weather Service and the US Reclamation Office. Sometimes the park has volunteers in the building showing things about life at the depot. In Photo 3 you see Eva demonstrating how to spin yarn.

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    Yuma Crossing: Commander's Quarters

    by Basaic Written Mar 10, 2009

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    Yuma Crossing was a very important base for the expansion into the west so the Commander's Quarters were pretty nice for the time. They even had a separate building for the kitchen so the heat of the cooking did not affect the rest of the house.

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    Yuma Crossing: Transportation

    by Basaic Updated Mar 10, 2009

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    Yuma Crossing started in the late 1800s as the Yuma Quartermaster Depot. It stored at least six months worth of supplies for military posts throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and portions of California and Texas. The supplies came in by boat and went out mostly by wagon trains.

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    Yuma Crossing: Visitor's Center

    by Basaic Written Mar 10, 2009

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    Your first stop at the park will be the visitor's center. Here you will pay the entrance fee, and collect brochures or other information to help you enjoy your trip. They also have some displays about life at the depot and the surrounding area. Admission fees are $4 for adults 14 and up; $1 for kids 7 to 13; and kids 6 and under are free. Hours are 8 AM to 5 PM every day except Christmas Day.

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    Visit the Sanguinetti House Museum

    by Basaic Written Mar 9, 2009

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    One of the reasons I went to Yuma on the last trip was to see the Sanguinetti House Museum. Unfortunately, it was closed. The Sanguinetti House Museum is in an 1870s adobe building and focuses on the history of the Lower Colorado River from the 1540s to the present. I will expand this tip when I get to actually see it. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission fees are: Adults $3; Ages 60+ $2; Ages 12-18 $2; Ages 11 and younger free; and free admission the first Saturday of the month.

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    Go to the Yuma Visitor's Center

    by Basaic Written Mar 9, 2009

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    The Yuma Visitor's Center can provide you with brochures and information about Yuma, the area near the town and the rest of Arizona. The people here are very friendly and want to help you enjoy your stay.

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  • River Tubing

    by daveduckjohnson Written Mar 5, 2009

    I've always loved floating the river and we found a new place that rents tubes in Yuma. Yuma Tubing at West Wetlands Park had super deluxe tubes and even a tube for our dog. Cheap! It was fun and the tubes were super deluxe. The website is www.letsgotubing.com

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    Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

    by Basaic Written Feb 13, 2009

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    The second state historic park in Yuma is Yuma Crossing, which is also known as Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Yuma Crossing was established in the 1870s and provided supplies to US Army bases in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Nevada. Some of the original buildings remain and are filled with artifacts depicting the history and life at the depot. Perhaps most interesting of all are the volunteers who show different aspects of life in Yuma in the late 1800s.

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    Church on former Mission site

    by gubbi1 Written May 20, 2008

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    On the site of the Mission La Purísima Concepción you can visit a beautiful church. I did not get in, but I think the style of the church is really beautiful. There are some liquid tanks behind (don't know if water or oil) which disturb the view a little, but nevertheless it is worth to have a look!

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    Ocean-To-Ocean Bridge

    by gubbi1 Written May 20, 2008

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    Just beside the Yuma Prison State Historic Park you will find the Ocean-To-Ocean Bridge. This bridge was an important step to get a better connection between the west and east side of the States on the South route.

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