The Yuma Crossing has great history. For many, many years it was the focal point of the Southwest because for hundreds of miles north and south is was the only point at which the mighty Colorado River could be crossed. Modern man has made his mark. In the old days the river was about 1/4 mile wide. Today it’s about 250 feet.
The Yuma Crossing today as seen by Google Earth.
I took this photo of the original crossing area in the early morning. Interstate Highway 8 bridge is overhead.
Here’s a link to the history of the Yuma Crossing…
The Yuma Territorial Prison played an important role. Here’s an information link…
The Quartermaster depot supplied military establishments for more than 1,000 miles distant. Here’s an information link…
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