Yuma once was flooded with celebrities taking a quick trip to Arizona just to get hitched. It also was a great place to film westerns and desert landscapes. With time and new ways to create sets for movies what once seemed like a blossoming industry, slowly began to fade. During the 80-90s some awesomely dirty
Quietly nestled in the Kofa Wildlife National Refuge in Yuma County Is Castle Dome Mine Museum. Castle Dome, 40 miles northeast of Yuma, contains the longest-working mine in Arizona. The museum is so authentically rich in history and insights that this will give you a wonderful view of what life was like when they mined.
Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, was used by the US Army to store and distribute supplies for all the military posts in Arizona, and in some areas as posts in 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.