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

Plaza Militar

 
 
Plaza Militar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
1. Plaza Militar Marker
Inscription. Once an open space, this area was within the original Spanish presidio. The plaza was probably named in the Mexican years (1821-1854), when soldiers drilled here. Saddle horses for the troops were stabled along the north side, next to the presidio wall. Houses were built over the site beginning in the 1860's.

[Spanish marker]
Plaza Militar
Habiendo sido en un tiempo un terreno baldío, esta area estaba dentro del presidio español original. Esta plaza probablemente fue nombrada durante el régimen mexicano (1821-1854), cuando los soldados marchaban ahí. Los caballos de silla de la tropa tenían sus establos en la parte norte, en seguida de la pared del presidio. Posteriormente, casas fueron construidas en ese lugar empezando en el año 1860.
 
Erected by Tucson Historical Committee and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, The Presidio Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 13.412′ N, 110° 58.46′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on West Alameda Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Plaza Militar is at the entrance to the Tucson Museum of Art. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
2. Plaza Militar Marker
Spanish translation of marker text.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Casa Cordova (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church in Tucson (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); Exchange at the Presidio (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucson Old Walled City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meyer Street (about 300 feet away); Siqueiros-Jácome House (about 300 feet away); Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino, S.J. (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
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Plaza Militar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
3. Plaza Militar Marker
Close-Up of the Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, June 15, 2011
4. Close-Up of the Statue
Plaza Militar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
5. Plaza Militar Marker
Tucson Museum of Art Entrance in background.
 
 
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