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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pennington Footbridge

 
 
Pennington Footbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
1. Pennington Footbridge Marker
Inscription. Memorial to Elias Pennington, pioneer rancher, farmer, miner, freighter and lumberman. In 1857, he came from Texas with his twelve children settling in various locations around southern Arizona for several years. Near this site, in 1863, Pennington set up a pit for whipsawing timber in the arroyo just south of the old presidio wall. Tragically, by 1870, Elias and five members of his family were dead – victims of the hardships and dangers of frontier life. "Calle del Arroyo" was later renamed Pennington Street in their honor.

Spanish Translation:
Puente de Pennington
Memorial a Elías Pennington, pionero ranchero, agricultor, minero, fletador, y maderero. En 1857 vino de Texas con sus doce hijos, estableciéndose en varios locales del sur de Arizona por algunos años. Cerca de este sitio en 1863 Pennington hizo un foso para serruchar madera en el arroyo al sur de la antigua muralla del presidio. Tragicamente, para el año de 1870 Elías y cinco miembros de su familia fueron muertos – víctimas de los peligros de la vida fronteriza. “Calle del Arroyo” después fue renombrada “Pennington Street” en su honra.
 
Erected by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location.
Pennington Footbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
2. Pennington Footbridge Marker
Spanish translation of marker text.
32° 13.352′ N, 110° 58.414′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from Pennington Street. Click for map. Marker is on east footbridge over Pennington Street, connecting El Presidio Plaza and Pima County goverment complex. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (a few steps from this marker); Allande Footbridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de las Armas (within shouting distance of this marker); S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson (within shouting distance of this marker); Exchange at the Presidio (within shouting distance of this marker); Pima County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Raising of the First American Flag within the Walled City of Tucson (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
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Pennington Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
3. Pennington Footbridge
Marker is on wall of footbridge. View is from El Presidio Plaza looking south across footbridge towards the Pima County government complex.
Pennington Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
4. Pennington Footbridge
View west of Spanish translation marker looking down Pennington Street with Allande Footbridge and Federal Building in background.
Pennington Footbridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
5. Pennington Footbridge
View northeast from Pennington footbridge of Pima County Courthouse.
 
 
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