Fort Yuma - Winterhaven, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 32° 43.834 W 114° 37.060
11S E 723248 N 3623928
Quick Description: A plaque about Fort Yuma on the Quechan Reservation in Winterhaven, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2011 1:27:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMCAFY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 9

Long Description:
"Originally called Camp Calhoun, the site was first used as a U.S. military post in 1849. A fire destroyed the original buildings. By 1855 the barracks had been rebuilt. Called Camp Yuma in 1852, it became Fort Yuma after reconstruction. Transferred to the Department of the Interior and the Quechan Indian Tribe in 1884, it became a boarding school operated by the Catholic Church until 1900."
Marker Number: 806.00

Marker Name: Fort Yuma

County: Imperial

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 4/29/1989

Location: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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