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« on: July 12, 2006, 10:57:27 AM »

I've heard a prison called Yuma mentioned in a few westerns. So was it the Alcatraz of the 19th century? Is it still around? Where is it? And When was it started?

I'm just curious about the history of it.

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 03:51:50 PM »

http://www.desertusa.com/yuma/du_yumatp.html

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 04:09:27 PM »

Thanks, Joe! I think I may make it out there someday. My mom really wants us to go see the Grand Canyon so we'd be out West that way.

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 08:07:19 PM »

So what are some other westerns with Yuma mentioned or set as the setting? I know OUTW "I'm sending to you to Yuma, Cheyenne.", and the Wild Bunch "Thirty days to find Pike or thirty days back to Yuma."

That's not Yuma in FFDM is it? Indio's cell?

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006, 09:13:50 PM »

3:10 to Yuma with Glen Ford, Companero's has Yuma in it.

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 10:29:32 PM »

3:10 to Yuma with Glen Ford, Companero's has Yuma in it.

Let's not forget OUATITW.   Wink

ONWARD TO YUMA!!!   Grin

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 05:36:29 AM »

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Let's not forget OUATITW.


I thought that was a given  Wink 


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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2006, 06:27:10 AM »

yeah it's a town on the southwest tip of arizona, might even be on the ocean i'm not sure... I've never been there but as far as I know it's still very much a military city... there are a couple of army bases there and i think one of the bigger air force bases around.

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2006, 07:59:18 AM »

I live in Arizona and have been to (or through) Yuma numerous times.  Yes, the old prison is still there; that and the Colorado River are the two things to do there.  There's a lot of agriculture (all irrigated, of course), military, and retirement.  The train route to Los Angeles still runs through Yuma from Phoenix instead of direct ; no Amtrak, though - Phoenix is largest city without Amtrak, medical school, showing of restored GBU, etc., don't get me started..........

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2006, 08:00:23 AM »

Oh yeah, Yuma is NOT on the ocean, but pretty close.  And almost/all of the Colorado River water is used up by the time it flows into Mexico.

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