Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park: A Piece of Local History

February 2, 2016 | western

Once upon a time, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot was responsible for keeping the military bases in Arizona and its neighboring states running smoothly. The depot dispersed the supplies they needed on a regular basis, ensuring that the soldiers there could focus solely on their training. Today, the depot may no longer be operating, but five of its buildings still stand. They form the backbone of the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park.

When you come to explore, stop at the Visitor Center first. You can grab a free brochure or map to help you explore the rest of the park, and even pick up a t-shirt or a book about Yuma in the gift shop. Then head out to the museum, which is housed in four of the five remaining buildings at the park. Its exhibits shed light on the military history of the once-thriving depot and help create a mental image of what life was once like at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park.

Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park
201 N. 4th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 329-0471
azstateparks.com/Parks/YUQU
www.yelp.com/biz/yuma-quartermaster-depot-state-historic-park-yuma

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