The yuma territorial prison is a former prison located in yuma, arizona, united states opened in 1875, it is one of the yuma crossing and associated sites on the national register of historic places in the yuma crossing national heritage area. The yuma territorial prison remained open until september 15, 1909, when crowded conditions at the ever-growing prison forced the removal of all prisoners to florence arizona became the 48th state in 1912.
Teri i, public relations manager at yuma territorial prison state historic park, responded to this review responded 2 weeks ago we do offer guided tours during the winter months typically starting in october and going through april. At yuma territorial prison state historic park walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary chamber of arizona territory’s first prison, and see the areas where prisoners spent their lives in the desert.
Pearl hart's gun on display in the yuma territorial prison museum after leaving prison, hart largely disappeared from public view she had a short-lived show where she re-enacted her crime and then spoke about the horrors of yuma territorial prison [18.
The yuma territorial prison was the first state penitentiary in arizona on july 1, 1876, the first seven convicts entered the prison over the next 33 years, the prison would become home to 3,026 convicts. Yuma quartermaster depot state historic park & yuma territorial prison state historic park we have recently issued a draft master plan for the two state parks and are seeking input from all stakeholders.
The yuma territorial prison only operated for 33 years - but that was long enough to etch a fearsome reputation into the history of the old west, a legacy that lives on in movies like 3:10 to yuma authorized in 1875 with a construction budget of $25,000, the prison opened in july of 1876 when the first seven prisoners were locked into cells.
Yuma territorial prison (the old territorial prison) is not the ghost town, but the place was once home for many people the old prison is on prison hill road in the historic part of yuma, not far away from yuma crossing-quartermaster depot.