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  1. The Rialto movie theatre once owned a Kilgen pipe organ, one of the most expensive pipe organs to have been made. Originally played as accompaniment to silent films, it has been moved to the Yuma Theatre.
  2. Kelvin Gastelum, an American mixed martial artist currently fighting as a Middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is from Yuma.
  3. Yuma is near the Kofa Mountain Range and wildlife refuge, Martinez and Mittry Lakes, and the Algodones Dunes.
  4. Yuma Proving Ground is an Army base which tests new military equipment, and home to the Special Operations Free Fall School, which provides training in free fall parachute operations to Special Forces units in all branches of service, as well as those of other nations.
  5. During and after the California Gold Rush to the late 1870s, the Yuma Crossing was known for its ferry crossings for the Southern Emigrant Trail, the gateway to California.

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