Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Unique Old Vehicles


Lettuce Days was held at the Quartermaster State Park.
Here are a few old vehicles on display at the park.
















Does anyone remember these?


Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, site of the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, was used by the US Army to store and distribute supplies for all the military posts in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas. A six month supply of clothing, food, ammunition, and other goods was kept at the depot at all times. The supplies were brought from California by ocean vessels traveling around the Baja Peninsula to Port Isabel near the mouth of the Colorado River. There, cargos were transferred to river steamers and brought upstream to Yuma.

The supplies were unloaded near the stone reservoir just west of the commanding officer's quarters and hauled up on a track running from the river dock through the center of the storehouse. They were shipped north on river steamers and overland by mule drawn freight wagons. The depot quartered up to 900 mules and a crew of teamsters to handle them. The Southern Pacific Railroad reached Yuma in 1877 and heralded the end of the Quartermaster Depot and Fort Yuma. The railroad reached Tucson in 1880, and the functions were moved to Fort Lowell in Tucson.

5 comments:

  1. those are old, unique and beautiful vehicles...they remind us of the past and its lessons...thank you for sharing them...

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  2. wow, these are great! love the red and yellow vehicles, but the tractors probably even more! :)

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  3. Great to see these items being preserved and on display.

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    1. I was so impressed with all of the artifacts they had...they were all in great shape...and they had most of the original pieces...in the different buildings

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