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1883 Directory

McKenney's Pacific Coast Directory for 1883-84 contains information about Arizona Territory starting at page 1409. Some extractions related to Yuma area are provided here.

Castle Dome Landing [Page 1412]

Yuma County. A post-office, on the Colorado River, about 22 miles above Yuma by steamer.

Castle Dome Mining and Smelting Co, general merchandise
Hutchins G H, postmaster.

Centennial [Page 1412]

Yuma County. A post-office.

Johnson J W, postmaster

Plomosa [Page 1421]

Yuma County. See Centennial.

Silent [Page 1424, now in La Paz County]

Yuma County. A post-office, 6 miles from Norton's Landing.

Billeck Paul, postmaster
Crawford & Stanly, saloon
Dettelbach J B, general merchandise
Gilchrist Thomas & Co, gen mdse
Holjes J H & Co, general merchandise
Masters R W, general merchandise

Yuma [Page 1443]

Yuma County. A post, express and telegraph office, situated on teh COlorado River, where the Southern Pacific R R bridge is located, 247 miles west of Tucson, 250 miles west of Prescott, and 731 miles southeast of San Francisco. Population 1,500.

It is an important river trading point and transfer depot and is the county seat. Opposite the town, on the California side of the river, is Fort Yuma, garrisoned by several companies of troops. The place, including across the river, was first called Colorado City, then Arizona City, and afterwards by its present name. It is nicely located, and is surrounded by a fertile grazing and agricultural district. As a home for consumptives, persons troubled with lung and other complaints, Yuma is destined to become the resort par excellence of the Pacific Coast. In 1870 the county seat was removed to this place from La Paz. The Territorial Prison, located at this place, was begun in 1877. In May of the same yar, the Southern Pacific R. R. reached the California bank of the Colorado, and late in teh fall the bridge was completed across the river. THe draw, a Howe Truss, is provided with impored machinery, by which it can be opened and closed in three minutes by one man. Yuma is 126 feet above the sea-level, and 178 miles from the mouth of the Colorado. The river is about 500 feet wide at this place. Yuma as a sanitarium attracts some attention. For bronchial, lung and kidney diseases the climate is unsurpassed. Sun-bats can be obtained with ease. The nights are delicious, and the steady unbroken therometrical range of fall and winter make it almost unapproachable. The Southern Pacific Hotel, kept by Henry Weaver, is a fine commodious building containing accomodation enough for the traveling public. It is first-class in every respect; large, airy rooms, furnished throughout in a style superior to any other house in this Territory, and fitted up with all modern conveniences. Travelers who have crossed the hot, scorching desert of the Colorado are agreeably surprised to find an oasis like this - a place too remote as it may seem, to be containing all the luxuries as well as the necessaries of life.

Alexander H N, attorney-at-law, notary public and district attorney
Amabisca F & Bros, butchers
Ariaona Sentinel (weekly) Sentinel Publishing CO proprietors, J W Dorrington manager and general business agent
Avila Henry, messenger W U Tel Co

Baine C, carpenter and wagonmaker
Baker Charles, stock raiser, Adonde Ranch
Balsz David, propr Yuma Exchange
Barney W C, gunsmith and constable
Bradfor Samuel, warehouseman and baggage master S P R R
Brinley C H, county recorder and clerk of district court

Costello John, stationery, varieties, cigars and tobacco

Daniel O, blacksmith
De Course A E, physician
De Course & Taggart, physicians
Dorrington J W, mgr Arizona Sentinel
Downey Thomas, mining, P O Silent, Silver District

Esselburn L, Capitol Saloon

Furrer Leo, feed stable, hay and grain, draying, saloon

Ginocchio G & Co, general merchandise
Green Seth, division supt bridges and buildings S P R R

Horner C, blacksmith and wagonmaker
Hubbell F N, assistant agt S P R R and W U Tel Co

Johnson Mrs, hotel

Ketcham J F, with Sisson, Crocker & Co
Knight Geo M, cigars tobacco and candies

Leal Francisco, night operator W U Tel Co
Levy Isaac, probate judge
Lorette A, gen mdse and liquors
Lyons Isaac, general merchandise

Martin George, drugs, stationery, news depot, varieties, sewing machines and county treasurer
Meeden C W, supt Territorial prison
Meeden H A, saloon
Meeden Wm, supt penitentiary
Millar Walter, mining and surveyor
Molina & Redondo, meat market
Monrroz M, meat market
Mullan L A, attorney-at-law

Newett E T, manager Southern Pacific Hotel

Peck James, rancher and stock raiser
Polhamus Isaac, assistant superintendent Colorado Steam Navigation Co
Purdy Samuel, district attorney
Purdy Samuel Jr, attorney-at-law

Railton Geo W, agent and train master Southern Pacific R R, and agent Western Union Telegraph Co
Ringwald G A, harnessmaker and saddler
Romero, Antonio, restaurant
Roy Theophilus, principal Eclectic School
Ruiz J M & Co, general merchandise

Salcido Pedro, saloon
Sartillon Alejandro, saloon
Scott C W, proprietor Fashion Saloon and Billiard Hall
Shumaker H, barber
Sisson, Crocker & Co, general merchandise
Sisters of St Joseph's Convent, Sister Ambrosia sister superioress
Smith L D, deputy collector of customs
Soeur Andrew, meat market
Southern Pacfic Hotesl, H Weaver proprietor

Taggart J H, physician, public administrator and coroner
Thurlow Geo M, saloon and billiards
Townsend O F, agent Wells Fargo & Co's Express, postmaster, civil engineer, and deputy US surveryor
Tyner Andrew, sheriff

Weaver Henry, proprietor Southern Hotel

Yuma Exchange, saloon and lodgings, hay and feed, David Balsz proprietor

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