Yuma in Yuma County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
After the last prisoners were transferred to Florence, September 15, 1909 the facilities had several interesting uses. Five of the areas, including the hospital, were utilized for the Yuma High School from 1910 until 1914. Today the Yuma High School's athletic teams are still called the Yuma Criminals or "Crims". The empty cells provided free lodging for hobos riding the freights in the 1920's and sheltered many homeless families during the Depression.
New Yard occupied by homeless family circa 1930.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Law Enforcement • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 32° 43.587′ N, 114° 36.887′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Prison Hill Road and South Levee Road. The marker is located in the southern section of the Yuma Territorial Prison Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Prison Hill Road, Yuma AZ 85364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Incorrigible Ward (within shouting distance of this marker); Yuma Territorial Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Cellblock (within shouting distance of this marker); Shops (within shouting distance of this marker); The Prison Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Prison Labor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yuma East Wetlands (about 400 feet away); Drinking Water Life in the Desert (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuma.
Also see . . . Yuma Territorial Prison.
The Yuma Territorial Prison is a former prison located in Yuma, Arizona, United States. Opened on July 1, 1876, and shut down on(Submitted on November 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.