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

Presidio Wall

 
 
Presidio Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
1. Presidio Wall Marker
Inscription. This marker locates the northwest corner of the adobe wall which surrounded the Royal Spanish Presidio San Agustín del Tucson. In 1776 the new outpost was garrisoned by seventy Spanish cavalry troopers and Indian scouts, transferred from Tubac under the command of Lt. Col. Juan Bautista de Anza. The first fort, a crude wooden palisade, was replaced by adobe walls begun about 1778 and completed in 1783. For 80 years presidial soldiers provided protection for San Xavier mission and for settlers who farmed the Santa Cruz valley.

[Spanish marker]
Muralla Presidial
Esta lámina señala la esquina del noroeste de la muralla de adobe rodeando el presidio español de San Agustín del Tucsón. En 1776 el nuevo fuerte estaba guarnecido por unos setenta soldados de caballería e indios exploradores, trasladados de Tubac bajo la comandancia de Juan Bautista de Anza. La primera palizada de leños fue reemplazada por una muralla de adobe, empezada en 1778 y terminada en 1783. Por ochenta años los soldados del presidio protegían la misión de San Xavier y los agricultores del valle de la Santa Cruz.
 
Erected by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, The Presidio Trail marker series.
 
Location.
Presidio Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
2. Presidio Wall Marker
Spanish translation of the marker text.
32° 13.451′ N, 110° 58.545′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Avenue and West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Avenue. Click for map. 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. N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson (here, next to this marker); Mansions of Main Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Presidio San Agustín del Tucson (a few steps from this marker); Leonardo Romero House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram S. Stevens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Meyer Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Casa Cordova (about 400 feet away); Main Gate (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Founding the Royal Spanish Post of San Agustín del Tucson, 1766–1779. A Chapter from Spanish Colonial Tucson, courtesy of the University of Arizona Library. (Submitted on January 3, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesHispanic AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Walking north on Main Ave towards Presidio Wall Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
3. Walking north on Main Ave towards Presidio Wall Marker.
Presidio Wall Marker by D.A.R. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
4. Presidio Wall Marker by D.A.R.
N.W. Corner
Adobe Wall of Spanish
Presidio of Tucson
Marked 1926 by D.A.R
Adobe Wall has been replaced by concrete. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2009
5. Adobe Wall has been replaced by concrete.
 
 
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