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					2007 Arizona Archaeology Expo




             Yuma Crossing State Historic Park
                      EVENT SCHEDULE
                         Friday, March 16
9:00 am – 4:00 pm     Education Booths open
                      Over 40 special displays and booths by
                      archaeological and historical organizations,
                      museums, state, tribes and federal agencies.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Elizabeth Aughey -
                      Young Laundress Living History Presentation
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm     Preston Arrow Weed -
                      Quechan Oral History Presentation

                       Saturday, March 17
9:00 am – 4:00 pm     Education Booths open
10:00 am – 11:00 am   Megan Reid - Martha Summerhayes
                      Living History Presentation
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm   Yuma 4-H Cloggers
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm     Ahkeel Dance Group - Native American
                      Dancers
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm     Quechan Fashion Show - Native American
                      Clothing 1800 to Present
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm     Gadsden School District Mariachi Band




                        Proud Past, Bright Future
                                                        Off-Site Activities
 Listed below are a few of the fascinating historical sites in the Yuma area. Many are open to the public on a regular basis and offer
  interpretive programs periodically, while a few are offering special tours in conjunction with the Archaeology Expo. Additional
                                                        entrance fees may apply.
Friday, March 16, 2007
 11:00 am (Approx. 1 hr.) - Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center Museum Tour
**Please note that to enter YPG you will be required to show driver’s license, car registration, and proof of car insurance.
Since 1943, Yuma Proving Ground has played a profound role in testing weapon systems and training troops for battle. On this
tour, you will visit extensive exhibits within the Heritage Center chronicling the history of the Yuma Proving Ground. A variety of
outdoor interpretive areas with historic military vehicles and weapon systems supplement the Heritage Center exhibits. Meet at
Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center Museum. Take Highway 95 north approximately 25 miles from Yuma, until you see the sign
for the YPG turn-off at Imperial Dam Road. Follow the road west until you reach the Heritage Center, just inside YPG’s second
entrance in the main administrative area.
1:00 pm (Approx. 1 hr.) - Yuma Crossing State Historic Park Tour
Tour five of the original buildings of the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, which served as a supply depot for the U.S. Army between 1864
and 1883. The Yuma Depot stored six months’ worth of supplies for all the forts in Arizona Territory, and some forts outside of the
territory. Meet at Yuma Crossing Visitor Center Porch.
2:00 pm (Approx. 1 hr.) - Fort Yuma Tour
Originally built in 1849, and rebuilt in 1855 after a fire destroyed the camp, Fort Yuma has served many purposes throughout the
years. Join Bridget Nash-Chrabascz, Quechan Tribe Historic Preservation Officer, as she discusses the changes that have occurred at
the fort over the past 150 years. Meet at Yuma Crossing State Historic Park Visitor Center.
3:00 pm (Approx. 1.5 hrs.) - Old Town Yuma Walking Tour
Megan Reid, Director of the Rio Colorado Division of the Arizona Historical Society, will offer a walking tour of a portion of
Yuma’s historic downtown area. The tour will include a discussion of the people who lived or worked in the buildings, information
on architecture and construction dates, and some highlights of Yuma’s history and development along the Colorado River. The tour
will cover parts of 1st Ave., Madison Ave., 2nd St., and Main St., and will include some uphill walking. Meet at back gate of Yuma
Crossing SHP (just east of the Corral House).

Saturday, March 17, 2007
9:00 am (Approx. 2 hrs) - Redondo Ranch Tour
This tour will explore the adobe ruins of the Redondo Ranch, originally started in 1872, and one of the first ranching and farming op�
erations in the area. The Redondos’ 2,000-acre farm and ranch produced fruits, wheat, cane, cattle, and many other crops cultivated
by using brush mats to divert water from the Gila River. During the tour, you will see photos and a drawing of the original buildings,
which included a ranch house, flourmill, grain storage building, many other buildings, and a cemetery. Meet at Yuma Crossing SHP
Visitor Center. From this location, you will caravan approximately 15 miles to the Redondo Ruins.
10:00 am (Approx. 1 hr.) - Fort Yuma Tour
Originally built in 1849, and rebuilt in 1855 after a fire destroyed the camp, Fort Yuma has served many purposes throughout the
years. Join Bridget Nash-Chrabascz, Quechan Tribe Historic Preservation Officer, as she discusses the changes that have occurred at
the fort over the past 150 years. Meet at Yuma Crossing State Historic Park Visitor Center.
Time: 11:00 am (Approx. 2 hrs.) - Laguna Dam Irrigation Project Tour
Jack Simes, from the Yuma Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation, will provide a tour of Laguna Dam and discuss the history of
the dam and the purpose of its construction. The Laguna Dam is just one component of the Yuma Project, which served as Yuma’s
first, large-scale irrigation project. Other Yuma Project components can be seen from Yuma Crossing State Historic Park. Meet at
Yuma Crossing State Historic Park Visitor Center. From this location, you will caravan approximately 15 miles to the Arizona side of
Laguna Dam.
1:00 pm (Approx. 1 hr.) - Yuma Cemetery Tour
Visit with costumed living history reenactors that will portray five interesting individuals who lived in Yuma during Arizona’s territo�
rial days and are buried in the Yuma cemetery. Meet at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, at 1415 S. 1st Ave.
1:00 pm (Approx. 1 hr.) - Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center Museum Tour
Since 1943, Yuma Proving Ground has played a profound role in testing weapon systems and training troops for battle. On this tour,
you will visit extensive exhibits within the Heritage Center chronicling the history of the Yuma Proving Ground. A variety of out�
door interpretive areas with historic military vehicles and weapon systems supplement the Heritage Center exhibits. Meet at Yuma
Proving Ground Heritage Center Museum. Take Highway 95 north approximately 25 miles from Yuma, until you see the sign for the
YPG turn-off at Imperial Dam Road. Follow the road west until you reach the Heritage Center, just inside YPG’s second entrance in
the main administrative area.
Time: 2:00 pm (Approx. 1.5 hrs.) - Old Town Yuma Walking Tour
Megan Reid, Director of the Rio Colorado Division of the Arizona Historical Society, will offer a walking tour of a portion of Yuma’s
historic downtown area. The tour will include a discussion of the people who lived or worked in the buildings, information on
architecture and construction dates, and some highlights of Yuma’s history and development along the Colorado River. The tour will
cover parts of 1st Ave., Madison Ave., 2nd St., and Main St., and will include some uphill walking. Meet at back gate of Yuma Cross�
ing (just east of the Corral House).
Time: 3:00 pm (Approx. 1 hr.) - Yuma Crossing State Historic Park Tour
Tour five of the original buildings of the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, which served as a supply depot for the U.S. Army between 1864
and 1883. The Yuma Depot stored six months’ worth of supplies for all the forts in Arizona Territory, and some forts outside of the
territory. Meet at Yuma Crossing SHP Visitor Center Porch.
 *Please note: We recommend that you bring good walking shoes, a shade hat, and plenty of water for all field trips.

				
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