Foot Prints in the Sand travel blog

Prison guard tower

Middle of picture is the dark cell, this was for bad prisoners

Regular prison cells

His first name was Barney𯘗, a great grandfather perhaps獺

 


Went to Mexico again to buy a t-shirt. And a poker book for Jocelyn. Came back across the border and w3nt to visit Yuma Territorial Prison.

On July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. Thus began the legend of the Yuma Territorial Prison. A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, lived within the walls during the prison's 33 years of operation.

You don't have to wait until 3:10; the park is open from 9-5 daily (see hours here) so stop in and take a walk through a big piece of Old West history.



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