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

Presidio Wall Camino Real

 
 
Presidio Wall Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
1. Presidio Wall Camino Real Marker
Inscription. Near this site was the southwest corner of the adobe wall that surrounded the Spanish Presidio, an enclosure of 11 ¼ acres which included most of the present city – county governmental complex and the Art Museum block. Tucson was the largest fort in a chain of Spanish frontier posts extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of California., designed to protect the northern border of New Spain. Main Street, originally the "Camino Real," paralleled the west side of the presidio and linked Tucson with Spanish settlements from Mexico to California.

Spanish translation
Muro Presidial y Camino Real
Cerca de este sitio estaba la esquina suroeste del muro del presidio español, encerrando una superficie de casi cinco hectareas, incluyendo hoy la mayor parte de las cuadras del gobierno regional y del Museo del Arte. Tucsón era el fuerte más grande de una cadena de puntos fronterizos españoles extendiendo del Golfo de México al Golfo de California para guardar la frontera norteña de la Nueva España. La Calle Main, antes el Camino Real, corriendo al lado oeste del presidio, enlazó Tucsón con poblaciones españolas desde México a California.
 
Erected 1981 by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location.
Presidio Wall Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
2. Presidio Wall Camino Real Marker
Spanish translation marker
32° 13.335′ N, 110° 58.5′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on West Pennington Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located on th south side of the city complex on West Pennington Street, facing south, in front of the City Council parking lot. 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. Southwest Corner of the Presidio (within shouting distance of this marker); Arizona's First Public School (within shouting distance of this marker); Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino, S.J. (within shouting distance of this marker); Alameda Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucson Old Walled City (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church in Tucson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Exchange at the Presidio (about 300 feet away); Main Avenue (about 300 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.
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Presidio Wall Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 10, 2010
3. Presidio Wall Camino Real Marker
South side of Tucson City complex. Marker is in front of the City Council parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,210 times since then and 17 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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