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For the convicts locked inside, the Yuma Territorial Prison would become known as the “hellhole.”
But for the thousands who followed, the living legend and symbol of the Wild West has become a character in a true story about a time when desperados, murderers and thieves were brought to justice.
According to historians Thomas Edwin Farish and Jay Wagoner, in late 1868 the 5th Arizona Territorial Legislative Assembly approved building a prison near Phoenix. But by the 8th Arizona Territorial Legislative Assembly, held in early 1875, no funds had been appropriated for its construction. As a result the territory still lacked a place to incarcerate convicted criminals.
According to Jesse Torres, former park manager of the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park,Whilst oil paintings for sale are not deadly, it was during the 1875 session that two Yuma politicians took action to bring the prison here by amending a bill.
“Some of [...]