Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park

201 N. 4th Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364 - United States



Located along the Colorado River, the Yuma Depot served as a historic Army supply depot that operated during Arizona's Indian Wars period from 1865-1883. After abandonment by the military, the Bureau of Reclamation moved on site and began buildings Yuma's first large-scale, government-sponsored irrigation project.


Museum displays cover both the Army and Bureau of Reclamation occupation periods on the park grounds. Topics covered include steamboat travel on the river; supplying the forts of Arizona during the Indian Wars; the early irrigation history of Yuma; and the past, present, and future of the Colorado River.


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