Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sarah's Beanery

March 26, 2017
      The Great Western, Sarah Bowman, had a "beanery" on the Gila Trail across the river from For Yuma. The store/restaurant/brothel catered to the soldiers and the mass of humanity heading to California that were sometimes lined up for miles waiting to use the ferry (see at center of river to the right of the big "C"). 

Her business was one of the buildings shown at the bottom of this period map, where it says "Colorado City," the original name for Yuma. Since it was the first building in the fledgling town, I am guessing it was the top left square, to the left of the main road leading to the ferry? Anybody know?

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