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Yuma in Yuma County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Yuma Crossing

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
1. Yuma Crossing Marker
Inscription. From 1850 to 1877 all travelers crossing the Colorado River used the ferry. Several operated between the mouth of the Gila River and Pilot Knob. Steamboats arrived on the river in 1850 and the first railroad bridge was built in 1877.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 43.527′ N, 114° 37.503′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Avenue and West 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on North 4th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located on the northwest corner at a small park sometimes called Bridge Park. Marker is in this post office area: Yuma AZ 85364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert G. Fowler (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Robert G. Fowler (about 500 feet away); Yuma Crossing Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Pacific Passenger Coach Car (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple – Lodge #17 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yuma City Hall
Yuma Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
2. Yuma Crossing Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Office of the U. S. Army Depot Quartermaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quartermaster Depot Water Reservoir (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Yuma.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Yuma Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
3. Yuma Crossing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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