Riverboats brought supplies from the California coast up the Colorado River to Yuma, where the supplies were then brought overland by 20-mule teams to various outposts throughout the Southwest.This industry, made possible by the Yuma Crossing, in many ways rivaled the steamboat industry on the Mississippi River, but lacked the stories of Mark Twain to make it famous.
By the early 1800s Western trappers, traders, and mountain men had also discovered and began using the “Yuma Crossing” to safely cross the Colorado River.
Mc Combs is a full-range school with over 6,000 students, nearly 180 full-time faculty and nearly 90,000 alumni.
Prominent alumni include national and international leaders.
Mc Combs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the oldest and most distinguished business schools in the US south-west, dating from 1922.
In 2000 Texan entrepreneur Red Mc Combs donated m to the school, allowing it to launch an aggressive expansion plan.
During the Second World War and for a short time after, the site was used as a training ground for American soldiers.