Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park - Theresa Goodrich

Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

It was a beautiful morning to explore the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park. The U.S. Army established the depot in 1864 to supply outposts all over the Southwest. If you were stationed in what is now Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, or Utah, your supplies came from this depot. At the time the Colorado River flowed right into the Gulf of California and food, ammunition, clothing, et al, would be sent up the river, stored at the depot, and then shipped off on mules, wagons, and river boats. Six months’ worth of supplies were kept on hand until 1880 when the arrival of trains removed the need for the depot. At this park you can see the oldest buildings in the region from San Diego to Tucson, and the oldest Anglo-built house in Arizona.

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