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

Yuma Crossing

 
 
Yuma Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
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. Marker is located on the northwest corner at a small park sometimes called Bridge Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 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
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple – Lodge #17 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yuma County Arizona World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yuma City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuma.
 
Yuma Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
2. Yuma Crossing Marker
Yuma Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
3. Yuma Crossing Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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