Historic Yuma Prison popular with RV snowbirds

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Each winter thousands of RV snowbirds fly by the Yuma Territorial Prison (Arizona) State Historic Park that sits only a short distance from I-8.

Yuma-prison-cellBlock This popular tourist attraction retells a grim story of the notorious Territorial Prison . It “held a variety of law violators, including the legendary stagecoach robber Pearl Hart. The Prison continued in operation for 33 years when, due to overcrowding, all inmates were moved to a new facility in Florence, Arizona.”

Read more about this desperate place by clicking on a post I wrote for RV Short Stops.

Julianne G. Crane

Photos: Courtesy of Arizona Parks.

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