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

Cattle Tank

Historical Gardens

 
 
Cattle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 6, 2015
1. Cattle Tank Marker
Inscription. You can still see part of the cattle tank that was installed in 1938. It sat on a concrete base and was used every summer as a swimming pool before the water was released to irrigate the surrounding gardens.
The Porters had their own well, as did many residents in the 1930s. Eventually the dropping water table made it necessary to shut off the private supply and join the city system.

Photo caption:
Draining and cleaning the pool was a yearly ritual for the family.
 
Location. 32° 14.883′ N, 110° 54.551′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from N, Alvernon Way. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, 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. Does This Garden Seem Lush and Cool? (within shouting distance of this marker); Who Lived Here? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Settlers of Binghampton, Arizona (approx. 1.5 miles away); Villa Catalina (approx. 1.8 miles away); Chapel of San Pedro at Fort Lowell (approx. 1.9 miles away); El Conquistador Water Tower
Cattle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 6, 2015
2. Cattle Tank Marker
About one half of the cattle tank can be seen in the background.
(approx. 2 miles away); Fort Lowell (approx. 2.1 miles away); Officers' Quarters (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tucson.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Additional Cattle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 6, 2015
3. Additional Cattle Tank Marker
This additional dedicatory marker mounted on the Cattle Tank says, "In celebration of the Porter family and their friends and all who gather here, Donated in loving memory of Dorothy and Lee Burkhart, may this exhibit sustain their tradition of teaching, Betty (Robin) Hall by her children, to share the joy that these gardens brought to her life, Foundation Support The Wallace Research Foundation, The Southwestern Foundation, Design: Steve Farley, 2006, Historical Research: Holly Lachowicz, Tilography: Richard Yound and Tom Galloway"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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