Yuma Territorial Prison Cemetery
Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona
The prison cemetery. Only piles of rocks remain. The prison tower is
visible in the center of the picture. The cell blocks are located behind
the white semi-truck.
Off to the far right, you can barely see the St. Thomas Mission, on the
California side of the river, built in 1922. This mission replaced Mission
La Purisima Concepcion, built in 1780 by Franciscan Friars, but was destroyed
to the ground by the Quechan natives. Next to the mission is Fort Yuma,
which was built to protect gold prospectors from natives. There is also
a cemetery there.
Photograph Copyright © 2000, Steve Paul Johnson
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