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Yuma Territorial Prison State Park
Yuma, Arizona


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Yuma Is at a strategic crossing of the Colorado River

Yuma Is at a strategic crossing of the Colorado River

Yuma Is located at a strategic crossing of the Colorado River, first the site of a ferry, then a series of bridges for the railroad and highways

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Yuma Territorial Prison guard tower and visitor center

Yuma Territorial Prison guard tower and visitor center

The massive guard tower overlooked both the prison yards and the quarry nearby

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Guard tower at Yuma Territorial Prison

Guard tower at Yuma Territorial Prison

In the guard tower at the Yuma Prison

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Entrance to Yuma Territorial Prison

Entrance to Yuma Territorial Prison

Entrance to the historic Yuma Territorial Prison

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Yuma Territorial Prison Museum

Yuma Territorial Prison Museum

Inside the fascinating historical museum at the Yuma Prison

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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One lever was used to lock all cells

One lever was used to lock all cells

A mechanism to lock down all the cells at once with a single lever, with the operator out of sight of the inmates

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Two rows of cellblocks at Yuma Territorial Prison

Two rows of cellblocks at Yuma Territorial Prison

Cellblocks of massive stone at this fearsome prison

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Between the cell blocks at Yuma Prison

Between the cell blocks at Yuma Prison

Heavy steel bars and thick stone walls made for a secure prison, though many prisoners were released to work outside the prison each day

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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The Dark Cell at Yuma Territorial Prison

The Dark Cell at Yuma Territorial Prison

The dark cell was reserved for special punishment

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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Yuma Prison exercise yard

Yuma Prison exercise yard

A grim bare exercise yard for the prisoners

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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The bleak cemetery at Yuma Territorial Prison

The bleak cemetery at Yuma Territorial Prison

Several dozen inmates were buried here next to the rock quarry at the Yuma Prison

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma, Arizona

Date photographed: April 15, 2014
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