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Yuma (Ariz.)

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: 670 __ |a GNIS, July 15, 2019 |b (Yuma, populated place, Yuma County, Arizona; variant names: Arizona; Arizona City; Colorado City; Doonysio; La Purisima Concepcion; Pueblo de la Concepcion; Puutsiyumah; San Dionisio; San Dionysio; Yuma City; Yumas; Origionally named San Dionisio [no access points in OCLC] by Father Kino in 1700, his 1701 map shows the place as Doonysio or San Dionysio. In 1775 Father Francisco Graces established a mission in the area called ’Pueblo de la Concepcion’, which was later destroyed. In 1854, Poston surveyed the city and sold the plans and land for $10,000. He registered the community as Colorado City and a post office was established there. The name was changed to Arizona (in New Mexico Territory) in 1858. However, after the destructive 1862 flood, the new post office and community (on higher ground) were named Yuma--for Fort Yuma--in 1866. Although the name reverted to Arizona City in 1869, the territorial legislature made Yuma official in 1873; also lists Colorado City, populated place, Mohave County, Arizona; and Arizona City, populated place, Pinal County, Arizona)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Attitude Check (vol. 2, no. 1), 1970-02

Scope and Contents "Military Moratorium Huge Success: 1,000 Marines March in Oceanside" [march on Recreation Park in Oceanside]; "Political Prisoner: M.D.M Member Busted" [active member of Movement for a Democratic Military, Black Marine Wallace Emory]; "Where have all the taxes gone?" [willful destruction of equipment in Vietnam]; "Red Brothers Rising" [Native American liberation]; "Cry, Pvt. Dunkybird, Cry"; "Base Legal Raps: UCMJ Eats It"; "Political Prisoner Speaks to GI's" [reprinted from the Black...
Dates: Publication: 1970-02

Nagata, Alethea and George, 2022-11-16

Identifier: SC027-033
Scope and Contents Oral History of 2nd generation (George and Alethea Nagata) who represent four generations of Japanese Americans contributing to the agricultural industry of North County San Diego, California. During their interview the Nagatas discuss their family history, their forced internments at Poston Relocation Center in Yuma, Arizona during World War II, their lives post-internment, and their working lives as agricultural laborers and family farmers. The Nagatas discuss their operations in detail...
Dates: 2022-11-16