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Feb
24
2016
New sign directs visitors to famous Yuma prison; funded by railroad and private donations
Yuma’s internationally known landmark just became a lot easier to find, thanks to installation of a monument sign at Giss Parkway and Prison Hill Road.

Yuma’s internationally known landmark just became a lot easier to find, thanks to installation of a monument sign at Giss Parkway and Prison Hill Road.

The sign, much larger than roadway signs, is clearly visible to passing motorists, making the turning point for entry into the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park much simpler to spot.

The monument follows a design template from Arizona State Parks. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) granted access to the right of way to install the sign on ADOT land.

However, funding for the installation was entirely private. A grant from the Union Pacific Foundation and money donated through the annual community fundraiser for the Yuma Territorial Prison covered the entire cost.

The park, operated locally through a lease with Arizona State Parks, is open to visitors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.