Special Thank you to: Harolda33 BillyB Jeep'en Jumpers
For nearly 20 years beginning in 1864, all the military posts in the Southwest traced their lifelines to the Yuma Quartermaster Depot.
Here on the high ground above the Colorado River, the U.S. Army's warehouses held a six-month supply of clothing, food, ammunition and other goods for forts in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas - and were surrounded by as many as 900 mules and their teamsters.
Ocean vessels brought goods to the Gulf of California, where they were loaded onto steamboats for the trip upriver to Yuma. Supplies were unloaded here, then shipped farther upriver or overland in wagons pulled by the 20-mule teams of Western lore.
With the coming of the railroad in 1877, the Depot's supply role faded and the Army closed it in 1883. But the site lived on as a telegraph and weather station, customs office - and the first home of the Bureau of Reclamation (then U.S. Reclamation Service) and the Yuma County Water Users Association.
This beautiful 10-acre park includes five buildings dating back to the Depot's earliest days - some of Arizona's oldest and best-preserved buildings. Other exhibits describe the amazing engineering feats that brought irrigation water to the Yuma Valley - under the Colorado River - in 1912. (http://www.visityuma.com/quartermaster_depot.html)
YOU DO NOT NEED TO ENTER THE PAID AREA OF THE PARK TO GET THIS CACHE BUT IF YOU DO ENTER THE PARK YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.!
If you wish to explore this historical site please see the info below.
Admission: $4 for adults (14 and older), $2 kids ages 7-13, free for kids age 6 and younger
1/2 price for active-duty military, plus spouse & children
Other pricing may apply during special events
Special Thank you to the Following Cachers
BillyB , Harolda33, Jeep'en Jumpers