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Yuma’s Historic Colorado River Four Historic Riverfront Sites in Yuma, Arizona On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union. Two years later, on April 7, 1914, Yuma was chartered as a city. Of historic significance, Yuma is home to the Colorado River, which was an important water source, as well as a water highway and major crossing point at the narrows. The narrows was the easiest place to cross the Colorado River into California, and many crossed here including expeditions such as Juan Bautista de Anza and the Mormon Battalion, and fortune-seekers off to try their luck in the California gold rush.  Today it is a recreational playground for birdwatchers, sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts. Yuma’s rich history continues to draw visitors to see the historic sites and museums, many of which are part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, the restored riverfront, and charming historic downtown. Here are 4 historic sites and attractions that are along the Colorado Riverfront, and within minutes from the Coronado Motor Hotel! Yuma Territorial Prison State Historical Park Overlooking the Colorado River, the Yuma Territorial Prison was opened in 1876, and housed 7 inmates who built their own cells. The prison was in operation for 33 years, and housed 3069 prisoners, including 29 women, and some of the Southwest’s most notorious criminals such as “Bandit Queen” Pearl Hart, “Buckskin” Frank Leslie, murderess Elena Estrada, and Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magon. Many films have been filmed at the prison including ‘To Kill a Memory’ (2012), ‘3:10 to Yuma’ (2007), ‘Riot’ (1969), and ‘Red River Valley’ (1936). Highlights include touring the cells – and ‘The Dark Cell’, watch a movie on the prison history, and see the exhibits in the museum, the guard’s tower, the adobe Sally Port, and the prison cemetery.  You can also follow the walking trail down through the restored Yuma East Westlands, along the lower Colorado River.Just a 5 minute drive from the Coronado Motor Hotel, the prison is on the National Register of Historic Places in the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, and is located at 1 Prison Hill Road. For hours, special event news and admission information, call (928) 783- 4771 or visit www.yumaprison.org.   Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park Conveniently situated on the banks of the Colorado River, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot was a distribution center for the U.S. Army who used it to store and send out supplies to military posts in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. You can tour five of the original depot buildings and view military history exhibits and also learn about the construction of Yuma’s major irrigation systems from the early 1900s. There are shaded picnic areas to enjoy, a gift shop and also a visitor center loaded with travel information on Yuma and the state of Arizona. The Quartermaster Depot is part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and is located at 201 N. 4th Avenue, just 2 blocks north of the Coronado Motor Hotel. For hours, special event and admission information call (928) 783-0071, or visit http://azstateparks.com/Parks/YUQU/index.html Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza Part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Pivot Point overlooks the Colorado River and is the historic site where the first railroad entered Arizona in 1877. Here you can view exhibits about the Yuma Crossing, and see the original concrete pivot where the railroad bridge would open up to let steamboats pass through, as well as a 1907 Baldwin locomotive known as the “ghost train”. From fall through early spring, you can experience an audio installation that re-creates the arrival of a steam locomotive. Located on Madison Avenue, on the banks of the Colorado Rover, Pivot Point is just around the corner from the Coronado Motor Hotel. For more information call (928) 373-5198 or visit www.YumaHeritage.org. Mormon Battalion Statue Erected in 2007 by the West Mormon Battalion Foundation, this statue commemorates the 2000-mile march of the 1896 Mormon Battalion, who passed through Yuma to cross over into California, at the Colorado River’s narrows. The statue is part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. You will find it near a footbridge, amid the Butterfly Garden in the West Wetlands Park. For more information visit www.usarmyofthewest.org.    When visiting Yuma or staying at the Coronado Motor Hotel, don’t forget to visit our on-site Casa De Coronado Museum that features Yuma, travel and hospitality memorabilia, Tours are free – just make an appointment at the front desk or call (928) 783-4453. Also on-site at the hotel is the Yuma Landing Bar & Grill, the site where the first airplane touched down in Arizona. You can see the state monument honoring the pilot Robert G. Fowler, and view the historic photo collection in the restaurant, that showcases Yuma’s rich history.
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Yuma’s Historic Colorado River Four Historic Riverfront Sites in Yuma, Arizona On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union. Two years later, on April 7, 1914, Yuma was chartered as a city. Of historic significance, Yuma is home to the Colorado River, which was an important water source, as well as a water highway and major crossing point at the narrows. The narrows was the easiest place to cross the Colorado River into California, and many crossed here including expeditions such as Juan Bautista de Anza and the Mormon Battalion, and fortune-seekers off to try their luck in the California gold rush.  Today it is a recreational playground for birdwatchers, sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts. Yuma’s rich history continues to draw visitors to see the historic sites and museums, many of which are part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, the restored riverfront, and charming historic downtown. Here are 4 historic sites and attractions that are along the Colorado Riverfront, and within minutes from the Coronado Motor Hotel! Yuma Territorial Prison State Historical Park Overlooking the Colorado River, the Yuma Territorial Prison was opened in 1876, and housed 7 inmates who built their own cells. The prison was in operation for 33 years, and housed 3069 prisoners, including 29 women, and some of the Southwest’s most notorious criminals such as “Bandit Queen” Pearl Hart, “Buckskin” Frank Leslie, murderess Elena Estrada, and Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magon. Many films have been filmed at the prison including ‘To Kill a Memory’ (2012), ‘3:10 to Yuma’ (2007), ‘Riot’ (1969), and ‘Red River Valley’ (1936). Highlights include touring the cells – and ‘The Dark Cell’, watch a movie on the prison history, and see the exhibits in the museum, the guard’s tower, the adobe Sally Port, and the prison cemetery.  You can also follow the walking trail down through the restored Yuma East Westlands, along the lower Colorado River.Just a 5 minute drive from the Coronado Motor Hotel, the prison is on the National Register of Historic Places in the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, and is located at 1 Prison Hill Road. For hours, special event news and admission information, call (928) 783-4771 or visit www.yumaprison.org.   Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park Conveniently situated on the banks of the Colorado River, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot was a distribution center for the U.S. Army who used it to store and send out supplies to military posts in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. You can tour five of the original depot buildings and view military history exhibits and also learn about the construction of Yuma’s major irrigation systems from the early 1900s. There are shaded picnic areas to enjoy, a gift shop and also a visitor center loaded with travel information on Yuma and the state of Arizona. The Quartermaster Depot is part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and is located at 201 N. 4th Avenue, just 2 blocks north of the Coronado Motor Hotel. For hours, special event and admission information call (928) 783-0071, or visit http://azstateparks.com/Parks/YUQU/index.html Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza Part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Pivot Point overlooks the Colorado River and is the historic site where the first railroad entered Arizona in 1877. Here you can view exhibits about the Yuma Crossing, and see the original concrete pivot where the railroad bridge would open up to let steamboats pass through, as well as a 1907 Baldwin locomotive known as the “ghost train”. From fall through early spring, you can experience an audio installation that re-creates the arrival of a steam locomotive. Located on Madison Avenue, on the banks of the Colorado Rover, Pivot Point is just around the corner from the Coronado Motor Hotel. For more information call (928) 373-5198 or visit www.YumaHeritage.org. Mormon Battalion Statue Erected in 2007 by the West Mormon Battalion Foundation, this statue commemorates the 2000-mile march of the 1896 Mormon Battalion, who passed through Yuma to cross over into California, at the Colorado River’s narrows. The statue is part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. You will find it near a footbridge, amid the Butterfly Garden in the West Wetlands Park. For more information visit www.usarmyofthewest.org.    When visiting Yuma or staying at the Coronado Motor Hotel, don’t forget to visit our on-site Casa De Coronado Museum that features Yuma, travel and hospitality memorabilia, Tours are free – just make an appointment at the front desk or call (928) 783-4453. Also on-site at the hotel is the Yuma Landing Bar & Grill, the site where the first airplane touched down in Arizona. You can see the state monument honoring the pilot Robert G. Fowler, and view the historic photo collection in the restaurant, that showcases Yuma’s rich history.
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Historic Coronado Motor Hotel 233 Fourth Avenue, Yuma, AZ   85364 Telephone: (928) 783-4453 Toll Free: 1-877-234-5567 info@coronadomotorhotel.com
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Yuma’s Historic Colorado River Four Historic Riverfront Sites in Yuma, Arizona On February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union. Two years later, on April 7, 1914, Yuma was chartered as a city. Of historic significance, Yuma is home to the Colorado River, which was an important water source, as well as a water highway and major crossing point at the narrows. The narrows was the easiest place to cross the Colorado River into California, and many crossed here including expeditions such as Juan Bautista de Anza and the Mormon Battalion, and fortune-seekers off to try their luck in the California gold rush.  Today it is a recreational playground for birdwatchers, sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts. Yuma’s rich history continues to draw visitors to see the historic sites and museums, many of which are part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, the restored riverfront, and charming historic downtown. Here are 4 historic sites and attractions that are along the Colorado Riverfront, and within minutes from the Coronado Motor Hotel! Yuma Territorial Prison State Historical Park Overlooking the Colorado River, the Yuma Territorial Prison was opened in 1876, and housed 7 inmates who built their own cells. The prison was in operation for 33 years, and housed 3069 prisoners, including 29 women, and some of the Southwest’s most notorious criminals such as “Bandit Queen” Pearl Hart, “Buckskin” Frank Leslie, murderess Elena Estrada, and Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magon. Many films have been filmed at the prison including ‘To Kill a Memory’ (2012), ‘3:10 to Yuma’ (2007), ‘Riot’ (1969), and ‘Red River Valley’ (1936). Highlights include touring the cells – and ‘The Dark Cell’, watch a movie on the prison history, and see the exhibits in the museum, the guard’s tower, the adobe Sally Port, and the prison cemetery.  You can also follow the walking trail down through the restored Yuma East Westlands, along the lower Colorado River.Just a 5 minute drive from the Coronado Motor Hotel, the prison is on the National Register of Historic Places in the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, and is located at 1 Prison Hill Road. For hours, special event news and admission information, call (928) 783- 4771 or visit www.yumaprison.org.   Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park Conveniently situated on the banks of the Colorado River, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot was a distribution center for the U.S. Army who used it to store and send out supplies to military posts in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. You can tour five of the original depot buildings and view military history exhibits and also learn about the construction of Yuma’s major irrigation systems from the early 1900s. There are shaded picnic areas to enjoy, a gift shop and also a visitor center loaded with travel information on Yuma and the state of Arizona. The Quartermaster Depot is part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and is located at 201 N. 4th Avenue, just 2 blocks north of the Coronado Motor Hotel. For hours, special event and admission information call (928) 783-0071, or visit http://azstateparks.com/Parks/YUQU/index.ht ml Pivot Point Interpretive Plaza Part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Pivot Point overlooks the Colorado River and is the historic site where the first railroad entered Arizona in 1877. Here you can view exhibits about the Yuma Crossing, and see the original concrete pivot where the railroad bridge would open up to let steamboats pass through, as well as a 1907 Baldwin locomotive known as the “ghost train”. From fall through early spring, you can experience an audio installation that re- creates the arrival of a steam locomotive. Located on Madison Avenue, on the banks of the Colorado Rover, Pivot Point is just around the corner from the Coronado Motor Hotel. For more information call (928) 373-5198 or visit www.YumaHeritage.org. Mormon Battalion Statue Erected in 2007 by the West Mormon Battalion Foundation, this statue commemorates the 2000-mile march of the 1896 Mormon Battalion, who passed through Yuma to cross over into California, at the Colorado River’s narrows. The statue is part of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. You will find it near a footbridge, amid the Butterfly Garden in the West Wetlands Park. For more information visit www.usarmyofthewest.org.    When visiting Yuma or staying at the Coronado Motor Hotel, don’t forget to visit our on-site Casa De Coronado Museum that features Yuma, travel and hospitality memorabilia, Tours are free – just make an appointment at the front desk or call (928) 783-4453. Also on-site at the hotel is the Yuma Landing Bar & Grill, the site where the first airplane touched down in Arizona. You can see the state monument honoring the pilot Robert G. Fowler, and view the historic photo collection in the restaurant, that showcases Yuma’s rich history.
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