Yima Territorial Prison

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The Yuma territorial Prison is a former prison located in yuma, Arizona, Opened in 1875, it is one of the yuma crossing and Associate sites on the National Register of Historic places in the Yuma crossing National Heritage area.Three significant this about the prison is the Education of yuma,The economy of the Yuma territorial prison , and how after the closing of the prison it became very useful. If the prison would have stayed open there would have been more reason to write about but it turned into a national park by the United States of America. And people now go there to see how it was to be a prison in the 1800-1900. And Also the prison would have been still here if it was not teared down by the yuma territorial prison town people, for…show more content…
Also if prisoner would escape the yuma territorial prison people who hunt would go and catch people who would escape the yuma territorial prison and bring them back alive or even dead if it came to it. But if they came back alive they would have a ball and chain put on them and they would learn that it was bad to escape the yuma territorial prison.

The economy of yuma grew as a direct effect of the Territorial prison. The prison provided the small town of Yuma with electricity, which was a huge advancement for a town of its size. Since these prison had electricity it was the best yuma territorial prison in the country at the time. The people of the town said that the country was a country club since it had so much that the town didn’t have. But when you were in the yuma territorial prison it was bad it did not have good plumbing, didn’t have clean water. It was like you were staying in a yuma territorial prison not a country club. A reason why it was had a good economy impact is that inside the yuma territorial prison the prisoner of the yuma
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1913. Photograph. Yuma Historical Society, Yuma Territorial Prison.

Source 4: Library at Yuma Territorial Prison. 1883. Photograph. Yuma Historical Society, Yuma Territorial Prison.
Source 5: Movie Still At Yuma Territorial Prison circa 1950. Photograph. Yuma Historical Society, Yuma Territorial Prison
Source 7: Apache Bounty Hunters. Date unknown. Photograph. Yuma Historical Society, Yuma.

Source 13: Murphy, Marti. "The Territorial Prison." Rpt. in The Prison Chronicle: Yuma’s Territorial Prison’s Colorful Past. Phoenix: Arizona State Parks, 1999. Print.

Source 14: Murphy, Marti. "The End of the Territorial Prison and the aftermath." Rpt. in The Prison Chronicle: Yuma’s Territorial Prison’s Colorful Past. Phoenix: Arizona State Parks, 1999. Print.

Source 10: Selected Duties of Prisoners from Rules and Regulations for Yuma Territorial Prison, 1895. 1895. Yuma Historical Society, Yuma Territorial Prison.

Guest Speaker: Clark, Tina. “Yuma Territorial Prison.” Lecture, Yuma, AZ, January 8-9,
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