Yuma in Yuma County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Quartermaster Depot Water Reservoir
The reservoir provided a number of services: household water for people, water for the large number of horses and mules used for freighting supplies throughout Arizona Territory, and water for irrigating the extensive vegetable gardens that graced the grounds around the Commanding Officer's Quarters.
The Arizona State Parks Board acquired the water reservoir in 1981 from the Bureau of Reclamation. Full restoration was completed in 1987.
Erected by Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park.
Location. 32° 43.688′ N, 114° 37.317′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker can be reached from North 4th Avenue north of West 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Yuma Quartermaster
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commanding Officer's Quarters & Kitchen (a few steps from this marker); Office of the U. S. Army Depot Quartermaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Passenger Coach Car (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yuma Crossing Park (about 600 feet away); Yuma City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yuma Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away); Masonic Temple – Lodge #17 (approx. ¼ mile away); Napoleon House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuma.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.