Fortuna Mine Tour

Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens
Fortuna Mine Tour - Saturday March 24, 2018 9:00 AM

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Event Details

Special Note: Barry Goldwater range pass is required for this tour.  Passes are free and are available at the Marine Corps Air Station's Pass and Registration Building, located at the Main Gate of the MCAS base, off of Avenue 3E in Yuma. 

Check-In: 8:30am in the parking lot of the Foothills Library located at 13226 S Frontage Rd, Yuma, AZ 85367
Group Departure: 9:00am
End of Tour: 12:30pm

Tour departs from the Foothills Branch Library parking lot at 9:00am on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  The Foothills Branch Library is located at 13226 S. Frontage Road in Yuma, AZ 85367.


Together, we will proceed in caravan south to the Fortuna Mine. This is approximately a 7-8 mile travel over dirt roads and high clearance is recommended.  At the site, local historians will present the history of the Fortuna Mine and Yuma’s mining history. From 1894 through1904 the mine yielded 129,234 ounces of gold. 

Lunch will be cooked and served by members of the Yuma County Historical Society.  Soft drinks and bottled water will be supplied. Tables will be provided.  Please bring your own chairs.

 

Event Day Info

Check-In: 8:30am in the parking lot of the Foothills Library located at 13226 S Frontage Rd, Yuma, AZ 85367
Group Departure: 9:00am.
End of Tour: 12:30pm

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.