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    Imperial Size Photograph Overview of "Yuma, Arizona Territory" ca 1880-1890. From the 1850s through the 1870s, the Yuma Crossing was known for its steamboat crossing, and spot for them to stop on the way up and down the river. The steamboats transported passengers and equipment for the various mines and military outposts. Yuma served as the gateway to the new western territory of California, as it was one of the few natural spots to cross the very wide Colorado River. The Southern Pacific Railroad bridged the river in 1870 and helped continue Yuma as a major hub in the desert southwest. Yuma became the county seat for the area in 1864.

    Large format photograph, taken by unknown photographer, of Yuma, Arizona in period ink on verso, "Yuma A.T." town has a few signs, that can be read Billiards, The Gem, Dealers in Merchandise, etc. There is another mounted photograph on verso also, captioned "Date Palms". Measures approximately 9" x 7".

    Condition: Fine-very fine, nice contrast, mount has minor wear


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