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Winterhaven in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fort Yuma

 
 
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By Chris Bell, March 22, 2008
1. Fort Yuma Marker
Inscription. Originally called Camp Calhoun, the site was first used as a U.S. Military Post in 1849. A fire destroyed the original buildings. By 1855 the barracks had been rebuilt. Called Camp Yuma in 1852 it became Fort Yuma after reconstruction. Transferred to the Department of the Interior and thre Quechan Indian Tribe in 1884, it became a boarding school operated by the Catholic Church until 1900.
 
Erected 1989 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Quechan Tribe and John P. Squibob Chapter No. 1853, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 806.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 43.945′ N, 114° 37.059′ W. Marker is in Winterhaven, California, in Imperial County. Marker is on Quechan Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located west of San Pasqual School. Marker is in this post office area: Winterhaven CA 92283, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge
Fort Yuma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Bell, March 22, 2008
2. Fort Yuma Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away in Arizona); Commanding Officer's Quarters & Kitchen (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Quartermaster Depot Water Reservoir (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Office of the U. S. Army Depot Quartermaster (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Southern Pacific Passenger Coach Car (approx. half a mile away in Arizona); Hotel San Carlos (approx. half a mile away in Arizona). Click for a list of all markers in Winterhaven.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of Fort Yuma image. Click for full size.
By Chris Bell, March 22, 2008
3. Site of Fort Yuma
Site of Fort Yuma image. Click for full size.
By Chris Bell, March 22, 2008
4. Site of Fort Yuma
Site of Fort Yuma image. Click for full size.
By Chris Bell, March 22, 2008
5. Site of Fort Yuma
 
 
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