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Yuma, Arizona Military Surplus


P & S Soles & Salvage
9345 South Somerton Avenue Yuma, AZ
(928) 782-1984

Goodwill
501 West Catalina Drive Yuma, AZ
(928) 344-2976

Michael's Uniforms
860 West 32nd Street #1 Yuma, AZ
(928) 276-4731

Sharky's Backpacks & Luggage
2816 S 4th Ave # A Yuma, AZ
(928) 344-1099

Local Weather Forecast for Yuma, Arizona.

Tonight81°Tonight's minimum temperature will be 81°F47%The Weather Tonight will be ClearClear0%The wind direction at 3am Tonight will be from the SE3
Tuesday109°Tuesday's maximum temperature will be 109°F14%The weather Tuesday will be Mostly SunnyMostly Sunny0%The wind direction at 3pm Tuesday will be from the S7
Tuesday Night81°Tuesday Night's minimum temperature will be 81°F38%The Weather Tuesday Night will be Mostly ClearMostly Clear0%The wind direction at 3am Tuesday Night will be from the S2
Wednesday108°Wednesday's maximum temperature will be 108°F11%The weather Wednesday will be Mostly SunnyMostly Sunny0%The wind direction at 3pm Wednesday will be from the SSW7
Wednesday Night81°Wednesday Night's minimum temperature will be 81°F47%The Weather Wednesday Night will be Mostly ClearMostly Clear0%The wind direction at 3am Wednesday Night will be from the SW2
Thursday105°Thursday's maximum temperature will be 105°F19%The weather Thursday will be Mostly SunnyMostly Sunny0%The wind direction at 3pm Thursday will be from the SSW7
Thursday Night83°Thursday Night's minimum temperature will be 83°F27%The Weather Thursday Night will be Mostly ClearMostly Clear0%The wind direction at 3am Thursday Night will be from the WNW2
Friday105°Friday's maximum temperature will be 105°F13%The weather Friday will be Mostly SunnyMostly Sunny0%The wind direction at 3pm Friday will be from the W6
Friday Night82°Friday Night's minimum temperature will be 82°F44%The Weather Friday Night will be Mostly ClearMostly Clear0%The wind direction at 3am Friday Night will be from the N2
Saturday105°Saturday's maximum temperature will be 105°F21%The weather Saturday will be Mostly SunnyMostly Sunny0%The wind direction at 3pm Saturday will be from the WSW6
Saturday Night81°Saturday Night's minimum temperature will be 81°F62%The Weather Saturday Night will be Mostly ClearMostly Clear0%The wind direction at 3am Saturday Night will be from the SSE10

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History


thumb|left|Fort Yuma, California, circa 1875
thumb|left|Steamboats on the Colorado River at Yuma, circa 1880
thumb|left|Yuma Crossing in 1886.  The railway bridge over the Colorado River was built in 1877.
The area's first settlers were Native Americans in the United States|Native American tribes whose descendants now occupy the Cocopah and Quechan Indian reservation|reservations. In 1540, expeditions under Hernando de Alarcon and Melchior Diaz visited the area and immediately saw the natural crossing of the Colorado River as an ideal spot for a city, as the Colorado River narrows to slightly under 1,000 feet wide in one small point. Later military expeditions that crossed the Colorado River at the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area|Yuma Crossing include Juan Bautista de Anza (1774), the Mormon Battalion (1848) and the California Column (1862).
Following the establishment of Fort Yuma, a town sprang up on the New Mexico Territory (now Arizona) side of the Colorado. The townsite was duly registered in San Diego, demonstrating that both banks of the Colorado River just below its confluence with the Gila River|Gila were recognized as being within the jurisdiction of California. The county of San Diego collected taxes from there for many years. The town, initially called '''Colorado City''', was renamed '''Arizona City''' in 1858. The city was almost completely destroyed by the Great Flood of 1862 and had to be rebuilt on higher ground.Thomas Edwin Farish, History of Arizona, Volume I. The Filmer Brothers Electrotype Company, San Francisco, 1915. pp. 252-253 It took the name Yuma in 1873.
From the 1850s to the 1870s, the Yuma Crossing was known for its ferry crossing. From 1852 it was the major steamboat stop on the way up and down the Colorado River. The steamboats transported passengers and equipment for the various mines and military outposts along the Colorado and was the terminus of wagon traffic up the Gila River into New Mexico Territory. They offloaded the cargo from ships at the mouth of the Colorado River at Robinson's Landing and from 1864 at Port Isabel, Sonora|Port Isabel. From 1864, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, today a state historic park, supplied all forts in present-day Arizona, as well as large parts of Colorado and New Mexico. Yuma served as the gateway to the new Republic (later State) of California, as it was one of the few natural spots where travelers could cross the otherwise very wide Colorado River. After Arizona became a separate territory, Yuma became the county seat for the area in 1864.
The Southern Pacific Railroad bridged the river in 1877, and acquired George Alonzo Johnson's Colorado Steam Navigation Company, the only steamboat company on the river. Yuma became the head of navigation on the river, ending the need for Port Isabel, which was abandoned in 1879.



Yuma Media


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* KECY-TV FOX, ABC, CW and Telemundo Affiliate
* Yuma Sun newspaper
* KSWT CBS Affiliate
* KBLU (AM)|KBLU 560 AM Talk Radio
* KYRM 91.9 FM Radio Manantial
* KTTI 95.1 FM Country Radio
* KQSR 100.9 FM Soft Rock Radio
* KLJZ 93.1 FM Soft Rock Radio
* KCYK 1400 AM Country Radio
* KAWC (AM)|KAWC 1320 AM & 88.9 FM Public Radio (Arizona Western College)


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