Yuma's history always interesting
I was looking at a history column recently by The Associated Press, which is one of my favorite things to read. Once in awhile, there are little fascinating pieces of Yuma history tucked in there. This time around, I learned that the first week of December was a busy one in Yuma's past.
On Dec. 2, 1852, the first steamer on the Colorado River reached Yuma. The Uncle Sam was brought to the mouth of the river in sections on a schooner and assembled in Yuma — it amazes me to think of those big vessels on our waterway.
Then, on Dec. 2, 1936, the Yuma Morning Sun and Arizona Sentinel newspapers merged to become the Yuma Daily Sun — a name we're still frequently called.
And, on Dec. 6, 1921, Yuma's business section was gutted by a $250,000 fire.
The news isn't always good — but it's always interesting.