3 Destination Road Trip, February 17, 2018

Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens
Desert Road Trip: 3 Destination Tour of Redondo Ruins, Laguna Dam, McPhaul Bridge - Saturday February 17, 2018 9:00 AM
Ticket Information
Ticket Type Tickets Left Price Total per Ticket Quantity
3-Destination Road Trip: 2/17/18 18 $20.00 $20.00
Event Details

Desert Road Trip Tour: 3 Designation Points, February 17, 2018

Check-In:  8:30 am
Chevron Station at 6868 E. Highway 95, Yuma, AZ 85365   (Highway 95 and 7E)

Group Departure: 9:00 am

End of Tour: 12:00 pm

Three historical destination sites are included in this tour: Redondo Ruins, Laguna Dam, McPhaul Bridge.

Redondo Ruins: The Redondo site is the home of Jose Maria Redondo, the first non-native to irrigate farm land in the state of Arizona. At its peak, his farm contained over 27 miles of ditches, irrigating wheat, fruit trees, and sugar cane. Telling the story of the Redondo Hacienda site and the San Isidro Ranch will be Jose Maria Redondo's grandson.
 

Laguna Dam: The second stop will be at the Laguna Dam, the first dam on the Colorado River that gave Yuma the senior water rights on the lower Colorado River. Discussion topics will include: politics in play, citizens involved in the vision and execution of the dam, construction of the century-old Siphon beneath the Colorado River that still delivers water to the Yuma Valley Farmers today, and more!
 

McPhaul Bridge: Our third stop will be at McPhaul Bridge with a historical presentation by the great-granddaughter of Mr. McPhaul, Donna Johnson.  Designed by the same man who designed the Golden Gate Bridge, this bridge was still standing after the Gila River rising in 1994. The “new and modern” Highway 95 bridge collapsed within a few days. 

Lunch will be available to purchase at “From the Farm” gift shop and a taco grill.

Event Day Info

Check-In:  8:30 am
Chevron Station at 6868 E. Highway 95, Yuma, AZ 85365   (Highway 95 and 7E)

Group Departure: 9:00 am

End of Tour: 12:00 pm

 

RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

FOR EDUCATIONAL DESERT TOURS OFFERED BY THE ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The purpose of this form is to indicate certification by any individual (couple, group, or family group) that they will hold the Arizona Historical Society and the State of Arizona harmless for any problems, injury to persons or property, or death resulting from participation in the 3 Destination Tour on February 17, 2018.

I HAVE BEEN WARNED THAT:

1.  This tour may take the participants into locations that may contain the danger of property damage, injury (or death), and health hazards if participants are careless going to the site, at the site, or returning from the site of the tour and neither the Arizona Historical Society nor the State of Arizona will be held responsible for actions which cause any of the above.

2.  This tour may take the participants into locations that may contain the danger of injury (or death) from the presence of old mine shafts and other openings, from weaknesses in the earth, from loose rocks, as well as other natural and/or man-made conditions which are too numerous to recite herein and neither the Arizona Historical Society nor the State of Arizona will be held responsible for problems participants experience related to these dangers.

3.  This tour may take participants into areas which are not adequately marked on maps, which do not have road signs, and which may not be posted with signs warning of any dangers.  The Arizona Historical Society and the State of Arizona will not be held responsible for participants who leave the tour at any time and decide to find their own way back to the starting point.  If I get lost, my vehicle breaks down, or a medical emergency occurs participant is on their own.

4.  This tour may take participants into areas of “extreme environments” (rugged landscape, high temperatures, remoteness, where flash floods may occur, and other dangers) and where there are no services, participants need to make sure they have enough gas for the trip, the correct kind of vehicle, plenty of water and food, first aid supplies, appropriate clothing and footwear.

5.  The tour may take participants into areas that are difficult to drive through, have been recently flooded or are too rocky to drive across.  The Arizona Historical Society and the State of Arizona will not be held responsible for those who decide to brave the situation.

6.  The tour may take the participant into areas where there are venomous reptiles, insects and plants.  The Arizona Historical Society and the State of Arizona will not be held responsible for any injury (or death) resulting from such contact.

Upon our own initiative, therefore, and at our own risk, I, my spouse, and my minor children, and the heirs, personal representatives and assignee of same, remise, release and forever discharge, as well as agree to indemnify and hold harmless, the officer, agent, employee or director of the Arizona Historical Society and State of Arizona, from any claim of or liability for death or injury, or any property damage arising out of my attendance of this tour.  I further affirm that I will never prosecute or assist in prosecuting any civil action against the Arizona Historical Society and the State of Arizona, or any of their agents, employees, or volunteers for claim of liability arising from my attendance of this tour.

PURCHASE OF TICKETS REPRESENTS ACCEPTANCE OF THIS DISCLOSURE ON BEHALF OF ALL INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN THE DESERT ROAD TRIP IN THIS VEHICLE.

 


Event Location

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Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens, Arizona Historical Society
240 S. Madison Avenue, Yuma, AZ

9:00 AM

Organizer
Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens

Location: 240 S. Madison Avenue, Yuma, Arizona  85364
Phone: 928-782-1841
Email: ykruse@azhs.gov
www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/yuma

Cancellation Policy: In case of cancellation, notification at least 48-hours before the event is required for a full refund.  Please call 928-782-1841 or email ahsyuma@azhs.gov for notification of cancellation.