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By Dean Whittle, January 14, 2012
Prison Cemetery and Marker
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — A Memorial to the Inmates Who Died at the Arizona Territorial Prison
In memory of the inmates, who lost their life while serving their sentence, at the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma Aldrete, Simon • Alejandra • Alveres, Thomas • Armbula, Tomas • Arnett, William • Arvizu, Gregorio • Baca, Antonio • . . . — Map (db m51636) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Camp Laguna — Desert Training Center — California – Arizona Maneuver Area
Camp Laguna operated from April 1942 to April 1944. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to train United States troops during World War II. The Desert Training Center, a simulated theater of operations, included . . . — Map (db m29061) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Castle Dome Mining District — 1864 - 1979
In 1863 Jacob Snively, founder of Gila City, and right hand to Sam Houston, avenger of the Alamo, following blazes left on the saguaros by Mexican and Conquistador predecessors, came to Castle Dome, and within 15 years, Castle Dome City’s population . . . — Map (db m48924) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Commanding Officer's Quarters & Kitchen
In 1859, steamboat entrepreneur George Alonzo Johnson built a riverside home for his bride, Estefana Alvarado. Now known as the Commanding Officer's Quarters, the home is believed to be Arizona's oldest Anglo-built adobe building. In the devastating . . . — Map (db m28999) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — E. F. Sanguinetti Home
Construction on this adobe home on Madison Avenue began in the 1870's. Pioneer merchant E. F. Sanguinetti purchased the two-room house with its lean-to kitchen in 1890. The building, gardens, and aviaries were developed by Sanguinetti who resided . . . — Map (db m28971) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — El Camino Del Diablo — (The Devil's Highway)
Early day route from Sonora to California over the path taken by Father Eusebio Kino in 1700 when he sought to discover if California was part of the American mainland. The parched desert along this route has claimed hundreds of lives, particularly . . . — Map (db m83418) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Flora Temple Mine
This is the point of discovery for the Flora Temple Mine. In the early 1870’s, a Colorado River steamboat captain named Isaac Polthamus purchased the Flora Temple Mine. This mine was the 2nd patented claim in Arizona (1871). Polthamus and his . . . — Map (db m91925) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Gandolfo Theater — 1917 — National Register of Historic Places
Built by John Gandolfo, this brick landmark served as a 635 seat theater and vaudeville house, a WW II USO canteen and was a center of community activity from 1917 to 1950. The third floor ballroom was destroyed by fire in 1925. Dedicated . . . — Map (db m28987) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Ghiotto House — 1915 — Brinley Historic District
John Ghiotto, native of Genoa, came to Yuma in 1890 to work in the Gandolfo store. He went into business for himself and had a chain of four small groceries. His brick home is typical of middle class housing of this period. Dedicated December . . . — Map (db m29004) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Hotel San Carlos — 1930 — National Register of Historic Places
The building is an example of Moderne/Art Deco Style. It served as headquarters for Hollywood stars throughout the 1930 and 40's and was the center of Yuma's social life until 1960. Dedicated December 1999, by the City of Yuma for the . . . — Map (db m29006) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Immaculate Conception Parish
In Commemoration Of the 125th Anniversary of the Founding of Immaculate Conception Parish 1866 – 1991 Celebrated on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8, 1991 Most Rev. Manuel D. Moreno, D.D. Bishop of . . . — Map (db m29024) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss
Senator Giss was born February, 1906, in Minneapolis, Minn. and moved to Arizona in 1937. Being a concerned individual for Arizona's future, Senator Giss entered politics. He served as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives for two years . . . — Map (db m28986) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Italians at the Yuma Test Branch
During World War II, the Yuma proving ground of the United States Army Corps of Engineers was known as the Yuma Test Branch, which was used as a floating-bridge test facility. By 1944, more allied troop support was needed to conduct the bridge tests . . . — Map (db m29059) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Masonic Temple – Lodge #17 — 1931 — National Register of Historic Places
Designed in the Modernistic/Art Deco style, it retains its original design and use as a lodge. Freemasonry in Yuma began in 1900. Lodge #17 was formed in November, 1901. Dedicated December 1999, by the City of Yuma for the preservation of our . . . — Map (db m29022) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Mormon Battalion Crossing / Colorado River Crossing
Mounted on back of monument Mormon Battalion Crossing This monument marks the approximate site of the crossing of the Colorado River by the Mormon Battalion on 10 and 11 January 1847. The Mormon Battalion consisted of 500 . . . — Map (db m62011) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Napoleon House — 1901 — Brinley Historic District
This turn of the century adobe is an example of middle-class housing in Yuma. It is also a fine example of the Anglicized Sonoran style building tradition. Dedicated December 1999, by the City of Yuma for the preservation of our heritage. . . . — Map (db m29003) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge — Constructed - 1915 & Rededicated - 2002
In 1913 after strong campaigning from the citizens of Yuma, Representative Carl Hayden secured funding for this bridge. When completed, it was the only highway bridge across the Colorado River for 1,200 miles. It was partially funded by the Office . . . — Map (db m46786) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Office of the U. S. Army Depot Quartermaster
This adobe building was constructed in 1872 as an office for the Fort Yuma Quartermaster Depot. It replaced a room in a corner of the depot storehouses where, according to Captain J. G. C. Lee, Quartermaster, ". . .the noise of the arrivals and . . . — Map (db m29000) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Quartermaster Depot Water Reservoir
A steam pump located at the edge of the river propelled muddy Colorado River water through pipes to an elevated holding tank constructed of local rock and mortar with a wood shingle roof to decrease evaporation. Sediment fell to the bottom of the . . . — Map (db m29001) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Robert G. Fowler — 1883 – 1966
On October 25, 1911, pioneer aviator Robert Grant Fowler touched down on this site, becoming the first person to land an airplane in Arizona under its own power. A native Californian, he had departed Los Angles October 19, and completed aviation . . . — Map (db m29018) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Robert G. Fowler
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Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Southern Pacific Passenger Coach Car
Wooden coaches were built around 1875 by Southern Pacific Railroad shops in Sacramento, California, and were used for passenger service in the railroad's southern division. In 1913, this car was converted for railroad maintenance and was then . . . — Map (db m29002) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Stoffela Store/The Railroad Exchange — 1899 — National Register of Historic Places
The best preserved 19th century brick building in Yuma. One of the few structures to survive the flood of 1916. Across the street from the Southern Pacific Roundhouse, it offered groceries, sundries, and a saloon for railroad employees. . . . — Map (db m29019) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — U.S. Army of the West — Mormon Battalion
Longest Sustained March in U.S. Military History, 1846-1847. Between 1846 and 1848, the United States and Mexico went to war. One of the major directives of the United States during this war was to secure its western border and to occupy . . . — Map (db m22686) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Venegas Store — 1924 — Brinley Historic District
This early commercial block was built by Jose Maria Venegas as a storehouse/dry goods outlet. The sheltered arcade is typical of southwest design of the period. The family also owned the Yuma Steam laundry in this neighborhood. Dedicated . . . — Map (db m29005) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — World War II Bridge Test Site
In January 1943 the Yuma Test Branch of the Engineer Board of the Corps of Engineers commenced test operations on fixed and floating bridges at Imperial Dam. Tests were conducted in both sluiceways as well as above and below the dam. Transportation . . . — Map (db m29058) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Yuma City Hall — National Register of Historic Places — 1921
Built in classic Spanish Colonial Revival style on high ground overlooking the Colorado River, it has served as the traditional seat of municipal government. Dedicated December 1999, by the City of Yuma for the preservation of our heritage. . . . — Map (db m28985) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Yuma Crossing
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. — Map (db m29015) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Yuma Crossing Park
Yuma Crossing, used since prehistoric times, played a significant part in the development of the West and continues to influence the affairs of the state and the nation. The Yuma City-County Bicentennial Commission in the spring of 1974 conceived . . . — Map (db m28984) HM

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