Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Spanish Translation Marker
Erected by Tucson - Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
Location. 32° Click for map. The Marker is inside Fort Lowell Park at the east end of the Cottonwood Lane. Fort Lowell is on North Craycroft Road just north of Glenn Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 North Craycroft Road, Tucson AZ 85712, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood Lane (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rugged Pioneer Soldiers (about 600 feet away); Chapel of San Pedro at Fort Lowell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hacienda Moltacqua (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cattle Tank (approx. 2.2 miles away); Who Lived Here? (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
Also see . . . Fort Lowell. Tucson was a small dusty town, and among the enterprising inhabitants were some fairly rough characters such as miners, other seekers after fortunes, prostitutes, and camp followers. There was disorder and drunkenness. The commanding officer, Captain W. Henry Brown, despaired of keeping discipline among the soldiers because (Submitted on January 4, 2010.)
1. Fort Lowell (1860 - 1891)
The Spanish established a Presidio (fortified camp} in Tucson about 1776 and remained until 1829. Mexican soldiers garrisoned the walled town until General Philip Cooke's Mormon Battalion arrived in 1846; after negotiations, the Mexicans departed. In 1860 the Camp Tucson was established on the present site of the Armory Park in Tucson. The fort was evacuated at the outbreak of the Civil War. The Confederate constitutional convention declared this section of Arizona no longer a part of the US in March 1861. Confederate forces made this Camp their headquarters once they occupied Tucson. Tucson returned to Union control when the California Volunteers pitched camp on the east side of town a year later.
Post was too weak to be continued and was abandoned on September 15, 1864. The post was relocated at the Military Plaza and as renamed Camp Lowell in honor of Brig. Gen. Charls R. Lowell of the 6th Calvary, who was killed at Cedar Creek, Virginia during the Civil War. Renamed Fort Lowell, April 5, 1879. The camp was repositioned
— Submitted January 4, 2010.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian •
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