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

Main Gate

 
 
Main Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
1. Main Gate Marker
Inscription. The main gate of the presidio was located near what is now Alameda Street, just north of this spot. The gate was built from mesquite timbers and had a platform above, where a guard stood watch. In the late 1860's, the families of Milton Duffield, Hiram Stevens, and Edward Nye Fish lived in the Sonoran row houses that still stand along Main Street, north of Alameda Street.

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Members of the Stevens family and friends pose in the backyard of their home, circa 1891.
 
Location. 32° 13.388′ N, 110° 58.526′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Main Avenue and West Alameda Street. Click for map. Marker is at ground level on the northeast corner. 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. Edward Nye Fish House (here, next to this marker); Main Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Alameda Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram S. Stevens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucson Old Walled City (within shouting distance of this marker);
Main Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2012
2. Main Gate Marker
Main Gate Marker is at base of no parking sign at ground level. Edward Nye Fish House Marker is on wall at right.
Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino, S.J. (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Corner of the Presidio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Presbyterian Church in Tucson (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Edward Nye Fish House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
3. Edward Nye Fish House
Main Gate to the Presidio would have been at the right side of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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