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About Yuma
Yuma, AZ is chock-full of attractions like casinos, golf courses and theatres, but this city also offers a wealth of interesting little tidbits that make it worth a visit, including the following:
  • In 1540, Hernando de Alarcon was the first European to visit what is now known as Yuma.
  • Yuma is known as the sunniest city in the United States. 
  • On both the civilian and the United States Marine Corps side, Yuma is known to have the longest civilian runways in the U.S.
  • Since 1968, Daylight Savings Time hasn't been used in Yuma. 
  • The Colorado River flows through Yuma and defines the border between Arizona and California. 
  • Yuma is centered between Phoenix and San Diego. 
  • Born in Yuma, Cesar Chavez founded the first farm workers union in the United States. 
  • Yuma is the winter lettuce capital of the world. 
  • Agriculture, tourism and military are the main industries in Yuma. 
  • In 1877, the first train entered Arizona through Yuma. 
  • Opened in 1915, the Ocean to Ocean bridge located in Yuma was the first auto bridge across the Colorado River.
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