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Water Reservoir

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The reservoir supplied the depot with a plentiful and reliable source of potable water.

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    Downtown Yuma

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    The Yuma Downtown Main Street has always been a center of activity, dating back to the days when it was the end of the Gila Trail. And during 1849, it has been said that more than 60,000 travelers heading to the California gold fields followed Main Street to the rope ferry that would carry them across the Colorado River. Because ...

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    The Algodones Sand Dunes

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    The Algodones Sand Dunes are the closest thing we have to the Sahara Desert in the United States. The Dunes are about eight miles long, and eight miles wide.

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    Yuma Territorial Prison Library

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    The Yuma Territorial Prison was one of the first prisons in America to have a library for the inmates. The addition of the library was just one more travesty that riled up the local Yumans. Many townsfolk began calling the prison the "Country Club on the Colorado."

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    Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

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    The Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Park is the site of the former US Army Supply depot from 1864 to 1883. The Depot stored supplies for all the forts in the Arizona territory. When the Southern Pacific Railway (think "Hell on Wheels") reached Yuma in 1877 it reduced the importance of the Depot, in that the railroad could get these supplies ...

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    The Cloud Museum

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    The Cloud Museum is literally a stroll down memory lane. I'm talking early twentieth century memories. Mr. Cloud has seventy-five Model T and Model A Fords, and all are in running order. If you're interested in taking a step back into time, to see how your grandparents, and great-grandparents lived, this is the place to visit.

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    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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    Yuma Crossing

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    The Yuma Crossing was where the Colorado River separated Yuma, Arizona from California. Since the Yuma Crossing was the safest place to cross the Colorado River, people flocked in the droves here to cross in California. I took a picture of the current crossing area and I would ask you to compare it to an over 100 year old picture ...

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    St. Thomas Indian Mission

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    The present-day church of St. Thomas Mission was built in 1922 on the grounds of the original Mission founded by Father Garces in 1780. It was here where Father Garces was martyred in 1787.

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    Visitor Information Center - Yuma Visitors Bureau

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    The Visitor Informantion Center of Yuma is located next to the Yuma Quartermaster Depot. I highly recommend this as a primer to understanding Yuma's fascinating history. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and they have information about Yuma sites, along with interesting places in Southern California, and Arizona.

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    The Tiny Church

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    The "Pause Rest Worship" Church was constructed in `1995 by a gentleman to honor his late wife. It is located just south of State Highway 95/

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    National Train Day

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    Today, May 10th, 2014 is National Train Day. Amtrak held a special event at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historical Park celebrating the many benefits trains have bestowed on the nation.

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    Robert Fowler Statue

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    Robert Fowler piloted the first plane to land in Yuma, or the rest of Arizona for that matter. The plane, a Wright Model B Biplane aka "Cole flyer," landed on October 25th, 1911.

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    The Corral House

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    The Corral House was were the Quartermaster at the Depot stored grain for the horses and mules quartered within the adjoining structure within the corral.

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    The Commanding Officer's Quarters

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    This house was constructed in 1859 by a private citizen, but later became the residence for the Commander of the Yuma Depot, and his family.

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    Quartermaster's Office

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    The Quartermaster's Office was the central workplace for managing the Yuma Depot and it's enormous supply inventory.

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    The Depot Warehouse

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    This was the Yuma Depot's storehouse of supplies destined for other military posts both within and outside of Arizona's territories. Most of the supplies arrived from San Francisco by steamboat down the Colorado River.

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    Casa De Coronado Museum

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    The Casa de Coronado Museum is located in the old Coronado Motel that opened in Yuma in 1938. It was Yuma's first modern hotel, with side-by-side rooms instead of cabins. The museum tells the story of a Czechoslovakian family just off the boat in 1910 starting a hotel business, and opening the Coronado Best Western Motel.

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    Mohawk Mountains

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    The Mohawk Mountains surrounds the Mohawk Valley and is adjacent to the Gila River (which has dried up) in Yuma..

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    Camp Laguna Desert Training Center

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    Camp Laguna Desert Training Station was set up in Yuma just after America's entry into WWII. It was commanded by Major General George Patton, and was designed to prepare American soldiers to fight tank battles in the desert. Patton was getting his troops ready to do battle with German General Rommel and his desert rats in Northern Africa.

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    Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

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    The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area commemorates the impact the coming of the railroad had on Yuma. It was 1877 when the Southern Pacific Railway came to Yuma, supplanting the old steamboats, that in turn had supplanted the stagecoach many years before.

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