October 2, 1849

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On October 2, 1849 Lt. Cave Couts established Fort Calhoun on a hill overlooking the Yuma Crossing to protect thousands of emigrants heading through Southern Arizona to the California gold fields. By Arizona Historical Society On October 2, 1849 Lt. Cave Couts established Fort Calhoun on a hill overlooking the Yuma Crossing to protect thousands of emigrants heading through Southern Arizona to the California gold fields. By Arizona Historical Society

Lt. Cave Couts established Fort Calhoun on a hill overlooking the Yuma Crossing to protect thousands of emigrants heading through Southern Arizona to the California gold fields.