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By Bill Kirchner, May 12, 2010
Old Clarkston Cemetery Marker
Arizona (Pima County), Ajo — Old Clarkston Cemetery
Pursuant to judgement rendered in the Superior Court of the State of Arizona, in and for the County of Pima, Case no. 30813, The bodies of persons buried in the Old Clarkston Cemetery which lay approximately 1700 feet northwest of this point, have . . . — Map (db m82935) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Ajo — The Ajo Mining District
Americans first worked the copper deposits at Ajo in 1854, one year after the Gadsden Purchase. These early American miners found abandoned workings and crude mining tools as mute evidence of earlier mining in the district. During the next half . . . — Map (db m30802) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Ajo — The City of Ajo
Ajo was first located on the ground that later became the open pit mine. The modern city was founded in its present location in 1917 coincident with the beginning of large scale mining of the copper deposits. Ajo is the home of the New . . . — Map (db m30759) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Ajo — 10 — The Mine Manager's HouseAjo, Arizona
The mine manager’s house was built in 1919 by John O. Greenway, General Manager of Calument & Arizona Mining Co. Michael Curley, the first occupant lived here until his retirement in 1939. Of the 14 subsequent managers, 12 lived in this house. It . . . — Map (db m83227) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Green Valley — Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Museum
Tucson Air Museum Foundation of Pima County Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Museum Established May 8, 1986 571st SMS, 390th SMW Davis-Monthan AFB Strategic Alert July 1963 – November 1982 National . . . — Map (db m26926) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Lukeville — Kris Eggle
On August 9, 2002 While protecting visitors from harm, United States Park Ranger Kris Eggle Was slain in the line of duty. His service and sacrifice To the National Park Service And the people of this country Will never be . . . — Map (db m7003) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Oro Valley — Cañada Del Oro
For early travelers the road through this canyon was one of the most dangerous in Arizona. Indians attacked lone riders and wagon trains along this route from Tucson to Old Camp Grant on the San Pedro River. Despite the canyon's name, very little . . . — Map (db m48999) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Sikul Himatk — Quijotoa
This is a Papago word meaning, mountain shaped like a carrying basket. Discovery of a pocket of gold and silver ore led to a fabulous boom development here in 1883. The desert has reclaimed the original site and its suburbs of Logan City, New . . . — Map (db m7002) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Summerhaven — Lemmon Rock Lookout TowerCoronado National Forest
Lemmon Rock Lookout Tower was erected in 1928. It is the oldest lookout still in use on the Forest. This general locale has been used as a fire lookout since the Coronado Forest Reserve was established in 1902. The current lookout structure was . . . — Map (db m55554) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Agua Caliente Ranch and Hot Springs
Agua Caliente Ranch In 1873, Peter B. Bain filed the first formal claim to the land surrounding Agua Caliente Spring. Bain and a partner, Marion T. Beckwith, began a dairy cattle operation by bringing cows north from Sonora. Bain built a house, . . . — Map (db m34592) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Alameda StreetCalle de las Milpas — Cemetery Street
Named Calle de las Milpas ("Road Which Leads to the Corn Fields") during Tucson’s Spanish period; the street linked the presidio with adjacent agricultural fields. Renamed Cemetery Street in the mid-1800s, the street was the main thoroughfare . . . — Map (db m83008) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Alameda StreetCalle de las Milpas — Cemetery Street
Named Calle de las Milpas ("Road Which Leads to the Corn Fields") during Tucson’s Spanish period; the street linked the presidio with adjacent agricultural fields. Renamed Cemetery Street in the mid-1800s, the street was the main thoroughfare . . . — Map (db m83009) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Allande Footbridge
Memorial to Pedro Allande, first resident commander of the Royal Presidio of Tucson and energetic captain of the Mexican Dragoons, regular Spanish army. Near this site he was wounded severely in his right leg during the attack of May 1, 1782, by 600 . . . — Map (db m82943) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Arizona's First Public School
On November 18, 1867, the Pima County Board of Supervisors created Tucson School District 1. An old adobe building at this location was refitted for classes. Desks and benches were built, new windows were installed in the 25' x 40' classroom, and . . . — Map (db m83010) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — August 20th Park
This park is a memorial to the founding of Tucson. On August 20, 1775, Lt. Col. Don Hugo Oconor, Commandant Inspector of the Frontier Provinces of New Spain, in the company of Fr. Francisco Garces and Lt. Juan Carmona officially established the . . . — Map (db m83011) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Bicentennial Moon Tree
This seedling was grown from the very seeds that journeyed to the moon and back on board Apollo 14. It symbolizes the major role forests played in developing our American Heritage and the vital role forests have in our future. This planting made . . . — Map (db m83012) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Broadway BoulevardCamp Street
In 1862, Union soldiers took possession of a former Confederate camp located in what is now Armory Park neighborhood. The camp, originally named Military Plaza, was reactivated in 1866 as Camp Lowell. During its occupation, soldiers traveled between . . . — Map (db m69704) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Camp Lowell 1866-1873
Camp Lowell was established at this location in 1866 by the U.S. Army in recognition of the strategic military importance of Tucson. The local populace was fearful of Apaches, and the camp provided military protection as well as bringing financial . . . — Map (db m83013) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Cannon-Douglass Residence
Dr. William Austin Cannon had this house built during 1904-1905. He was the first resident botanist with the Carnegie Desert Laboratory in 1902, and worked there until 1926. Dr. Cannon sold the house in 1913 to Dr. Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an . . . — Map (db m83014) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Carlos Ygnacio Velasco House
This house dating from the 1870s was purchased by Carlos and Beatriz Velasco in 1878. In the same year, Velasco began publication of the newspaper "El Fronterizo," which continued until his death in 1914. This building was the office and print shop. . . . — Map (db m83015) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Carrillo Intermediate School
Carrillo School was named for the prominent Tucson businessman, Leopoldo Carrillo. During the 1880's, the site contained the Carrillo Gardens, the city's first park with eight acres of spring-fed artificial lakes, gardens and a recreational center. . . . — Map (db m83016) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Catalina Federal Honor CampGordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site
Why Put A Prison On A Mountain? Honor Camp prisoners built the Mt. Lemmon Highway In the early 20th century, the only road to Mt. Lemmon began at the town of Oracle and snaked up the north face of the mountain. Construction . . . — Map (db m83017) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Cattle TankHistorical Gardens
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 . . . — Map (db m84176) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Chapel of San Pedro at Fort Lowell
A tiny chapel, built here in 1915, served the Barriada del Rillito, a community now called El Fuerte. The fifteen immigrant Mexican families of this village gathered outside under mesquite trees to hear Mass. In 1917, Señora Josefa de Mule donated . . . — Map (db m83018) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Charles O. Brown House
A small adobe house stood on the south side of this lot when it was purchased by Charlie Brown in 1868. Brown, a pre-Civil War settler and prominent citizen, built the Congress Hall Saloon, the town's most popular gaming place and meeting hall. . . . — Map (db m83022) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Commemorating the Raising of the First American Flag within the Walled City of Tucson
Commemorating the raising of the First American Flag within the Walled City of Tucson Dec 16, 1846 — Map (db m74174) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Congress StreetCalle de la Alegria
Originally named “Street of Joy” during Tucson’s Spanish period. In 1869, its name changed to Congress Street, derived from Charles O. Brown’s Congress Hall Saloon. In 1867, Arizona’s territorial capital was moved to Tucson and Brown’s . . . — Map (db m69810) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Congress StreetCalle de la Alegria
Originally named “Street of Joy” during Tucson’s Spanish period. In 1869, its name changed to Congress Street, derived from Charles O. Brown’s Congress Hall Saloon. In 1867, Arizona’s territorial capital was moved to Tucson, and Brown’s . . . — Map (db m70187) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Congress StreetCalle de la Alegria
Originally named “Street of Joy” during Tucson’s Spanish period. In 1869, its name changed to Congress Street, derived from Charles O. Brown’s Congress Hall Saloon. In 1867, Arizona’s territorial capital was moved to Tucson, and Brown’s . . . — Map (db m70191) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Convent Street
Named in 1869 for the convent located adjacent to San Augustín Cathedral. When the seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet finally arrived in 1870, they opened the city’s first parochial school for girls next to San Augustín. Three years later . . . — Map (db m69563) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Convent Street
Named in 1869 for the convent located adjacent to San Augustín Cathedral. When the seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet finally arrived in 1870, they opened the city’s first parochial school for girls next to San Augustín. Three years later . . . — Map (db m69589) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Convent Street
Named in 1869 for the convent located adjacent to San Augustín Cathedral. When the seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet finally arrived in 1870, they opened the city’s first parochial school for girls next to San Augustín. Three years later . . . — Map (db m69812) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — 1991 — Coronado Hotel
1928 — Built by the T.C. Triplett Company for Harold M. Brooks as a 46-room hotel. 1928-1974 — Remained in operation as an active hotel. 1982 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1991 — . . . — Map (db m27078) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Corral Street
Named in the late 1860s for the location of the U.S. quartermaster’s corral where Camp Lowell’s military horses were held. The corral was located west of Camp Lowell near South Scott Avenue. — Map (db m69623) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Cottonwood Lane
Planted shortly after Fort Lowell was established in 1873. The trees were irrigated by acequias or open ditches with water diverted from Pantano Wash. The beautiful shade trees made Fort Lowell an oasis in an otherwise barren area. After the fort . . . — Map (db m26197) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Council StreetMiltenberg Street
Although they share the same alignment, during Arizona's Territorial period, Council Street and Miltenberg Street were divided by Stone Avenue. The alignment between Stone Avenue and Meyer Street was named Council Street, in reference to Tucson's . . . — Map (db m69635) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Court Street
In 1856, Tucson’s presidio walls made navigating the local streets difficult. In an effort to circumvent the walls and avoid having to re-enter the presidio through the main gate, a section of the south wall was opened and Court Street was . . . — Map (db m69632) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Cushing Street
Named in 1872 for First Lieutenant Howard B. Cushing (b.1838- d.1871). During his early military career, Cushing participated in many notable Civil War battles, including Shiloh, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Hatcher’s Run. In 1871, while in . . . — Map (db m69562) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — De Grazia Gallery In the Sun
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places October 12, 2006 By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m29479) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Desert Homes
Safford Freeman and his family settled in this area in the early 1930s after applying for a patent under the Homestead Act. They were granted 640 acres to farm, graze, or mine. Here Mr. Freeman constructed a three room adobe home, along with several . . . — Map (db m83024) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Desert Laboratory
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Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Desert LifeSaguaro National Park
The Sonoran Desert can be described as a “desert jungle” because more than 200 species of animals and 600 species of plants live here. Saguaros---with their branching arms and accordion-like pleats—dominate this scene. Intermixed . . . — Map (db m83147) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Does This Garden Seem Lush and Cool?Historical Gardens
The Historical Gardens show a gardening style that was popular in Tucson from the 1880s through the 1940s. The landscape choices of those days aimed for a green retreat from the desert and helped keep homes cooler in the decades before . . . — Map (db m84175) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Edward Nye Fish House
E.N. Fish came to Arizona as an enterprising merchant in 1865. Three years later he built this adobe house which served as the family residence for the next half century. Fish developed many successful businesses and his wife Maria was prominent in . . . — Map (db m83026) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — El Conquistador Water Tower
Constructed in 1928, the tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as a Tucson Landmark. The tower's Spanish colonial revival sheathing was designed by Tucson architect Roy Place and added in 1932. . . . — Map (db m26288) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — El Parque de Orlando y Diego Mendoza
English In 1981, two young brothers, Orlando and Diego Mendoza, died when a drunk driver ran a stop sign at this intersection hitting the car in which the two children were riding. Orlando was 2 years old; Diego was 17 months. The . . . — Map (db m83027) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — El Paso & Southwestern Depot and Park
The El Paso and Southwestern Railroad, originally owned by the Phelps Dodge Company, was extended from El Paso into Tucson in the fall of 1912. The handsome depot of classical design, featuring a large rotunda with a stained glass dome, was . . . — Map (db m83028) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — El Tiradito(The Wishing Shrine)
This is the only shrine in the United States dedicated to the soul of a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground. It is affectionately called "El Tiradito"- the castaway. The many legends about its origin all involve a tragic triangle love affair in . . . — Map (db m83030) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Epes RandolphAugust 16, 1856 – August 22, 1921
[ Four markers are mounted on the four sides around the base of the monument. ] Side A: Southern Pacific Railroad Map Epes commanded the "Randolph Lines" that connected Phoenix and southern Arizona's outlying communities . . . — Map (db m38936) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Eusebio Francisco Kino, S. J.1645-1711
. . . — Map (db m27077) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Exchange at the PresidioThe Mormon Battalion Enters Tucson, 16 December 1846
Near this site on December 16 – 17, 1846, the U.S. 101st Infantry ("Mormon") Battalion under the command of Colonel Philip St. George Cooke peacefully occupied the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. Organized in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to . . . — Map (db m73983) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — First Municipal Airport in the United StatesArizona Historic Site
[Marker Front:] This ground was the location of the First Municipal Airport in the United States The Tucson City Council approved the financing for the airport, July 21, 1919 and the City of Tucson in cooperation . . . — Map (db m8432) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Fort Lowell
The military post, established in 1862 near downtown Tucson, was moved to this location in 1873. One of many active forts on the Arizona frontier, Lowell served also as a major supply depot, influencing the economy and social life of the . . . — Map (db m83031) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Fort Lowell
Largest of the early Arizona military installations this was the supply base for military posts in southern Arizona during the long warfare against the Apaches. Built in 1873, it was Gen. Nelson A. Miles' headquarters in the final campaign against . . . — Map (db m83032) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Fourth Avenue UnderpassConstructed 2009
Tucson City Engineer ― Jim Clock Design Engineer ― Cannon & Associates, Inc. TranSystems Corp. Contractor ― Sundt Construction, Inc. Long known as the Gateway to the East End of Downtown, the Fourth Avenue Underpass in a . . . — Map (db m31527) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Fox Tucson TheatreEl Teatro Fox Tucson
The Fox Tucson Theatre, the country's only southwestern art deco movie palace, was designed by California architect Eugene Durfee. Construction began in 1929 for the Tower Theatre, the crown jewel of the Diamos Brothers Southern Arizona Movie . . . — Map (db m83033) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Franklin Avenue
Named in the 1870s after the military scout and surveyor, Charles Franklin (b. ca.1844-d.1924). In 1871, he served as a scout for General Crook, and a year later, helped Sidney W. Foreman complete the first formal survey of Tucson. “Charles . . . — Map (db m69698) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Garcés FootbridgePuente de Garcés
Memorial to Francisco Garcés, explorer and first Franciscan missionary to the Pima village at the foot of Sentinel Peak. In 1770 Garcés and the Pimas constructed at that site the first substantial building in Tucson, a mission residence with two . . . — Map (db m83034) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — George E. P. Smith ResidenceResidencia del Profesor George E. P. Smith
Dr. Smith built this house in 1904 in anticipation of his marriage to Maud North, a Tucson teacher. The house, which he designed, was the first building on the north side of Speedway. Dr. Smith was a University of Arizona professor of engineering . . . — Map (db m83035) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Granada Avenue
Its name derives from the Spanish word meaning “pomegranate.” The area between what is now Interstate-10 and Main Avenue once supported irrigated agricultural fields during Arizona’s Territorial period. — Map (db m69620) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Granada Avenue
Its name derives from the Spanish word meaning “pomegranate.” The area between what is now Interstate-10 and Main Avenue once supported irrigated agricultural fields during Arizona’s Territorial period. — Map (db m69703) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — AQHHMP #2 — Hacienda MoltacquaAmerican Quarter Horse Historical Marker
The first World's Championship Quarter Horse Speed Trials were held just north of this site in 1941 at the newly-constructed Hacienda Moltacqua Racetrack. Bob Locke, owner of the track, was a member of the Southern Arizona Horse Breeders . . . — Map (db m40473) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Hiram S. Stevens House
Hiram Sanford Stevens came west as a soldier, settling in Tucson in 1856. Three years later, he married Petra Santa Cruz, great granddaughter of a Spanish Pioneer. In 1865 the couple built this residence, which featured an aviary, orchard, . . . — Map (db m83199) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Historic Fourth Avenue UnderpassConstructed 1916 – Demolished in 2008
Tucson City Engineer ― J. Mos Ruthrauff Design Engineer ― L. R. Walker Contractor ― Bent Brothers In 1913, in an effort to separate pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles and wagons from trains, the City of Tucson embarked on a . . . — Map (db m31526) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Home for Saguaros
The saguaro cactus before you owes its existence to the foresight of local residents. In the 1920s grazing and development threatened the saguaro's future. Saguaro forests began to disappear as mature cactuses were chopped to make way for new roads. . . . — Map (db m85355) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Honorable Frank Harris Hitchcock
This beautiful highway was made possible by his sincere interest and unceasing efforts. It is dedicated to him and shall be known as"Hitchcock Highway" — Map (db m30020) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Hotel Congress
The venerable Hotel Congress, designed by well-known architect, Roy Place, is the last surviving historic hotel in downtown Tucson. This three-story landmark was built in 1919 with exposed masonry construction and marble details. The hotel, south of . . . — Map (db m83200) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Hugo O'Conor
Commandant Inspector of the Interior Provinces of New Spain Hugo O'Conor Founder of the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson August 20, 1775 Hugh O'Conor was born in Ireland in 1734 during a time in Irish history when England . . . — Map (db m31548) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Jackson Street
Named in 1872 after John A. Jackson (ca 1835-d.1870), a rancher and farmer who lived at the San Pedro settlement near Tucson. On 16 April 1870, he was ambushed and killed by Apache Indians as he returned to his ranch. — Map (db m83201) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Jácome’s
[ Four markers are mounted to a four sided kiosk. ] Side A: Jácome’s Department Stores, Inc. 1896 – 1980 This area was the final location of Jácome’s Department Store from 1951 to 1980. For twenty-nine years the . . . — Map (db m40049) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — John Campbell Greenway1872-1926
Rough Rider, mining engineer, developer of the Ajo copper mines and designer of the town of Ajo for Calumet and Arizona Mining Co., Brigadier General, Army Reserve, and Regent, University of Arizona. The other original casting, . . . — Map (db m41974) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — La Casa Cordova
This adobe house incorporates portions of one of the oldest standing structures in Tucson. The two west rooms are believed to have been built before the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. Four front rooms were added in 1879. The house was named for Maria . . . — Map (db m83202) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — La Catedral de San Agustin1863 – 1897
On this site stood the Catedral de San Agustin, the first church near the Tucson Presidio, Arizona Territory. The adobe and stone structure was built under the direction of Bishop Salpointe in 1883. — Map (db m51618) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Leonardo Romero House
This house is named for its first known residents, living here in 1868. Although construction dates are not known, the Washington Street wing lies along the course of the Presidio wall, completed in 1783. Leonardo Romero, a carpenter whose shop was . . . — Map (db m83203) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — 228 — Lockheed SR-71 BlackbirdReconnaissance operational 1966-1990
The SR-71 could cruise at speeds in excess of Mach 3, three times the speed of sound-at altitudes of 80,000 feet. On March 6, 1990 an SR-71 flew coast to coast in 68 minutes 17 seconds. length-107 ft. 5 in. wingspan--55 ft. 7 in. two Pratt & . . . — Map (db m92599) WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Locomotive 1673
Locomotive # 1673, a Mogul 2 – 6 – 0 type engine, was built by Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1900 and logged over 1,000,000 miles for the Southern Pacific Company, primarily in southern Arizona. In 1955 it was donated to the City of . . . — Map (db m49938) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Main AvenueCalle Real — El Camino Real
Originating during Mexico’s Spanish period, “Royal Road” connected Spain’s southern and northern territories. The route linked Mexico City, Guadalajara, Mazatlan, and Culiacan, Magdalena to Spain’s northern outposts. Eventually, Calle . . . — Map (db m69631) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Main AvenueCalle Real — El Camino Real
Originating during Mexico’s Spanish period, “Royal Road” connected Spain’s southern and northern territories. The route linked Mexico City, Guadalajara, Mazatlan, and Culiacan, Magdalena to Spain’s northern outposts. Eventually, Calle . . . — Map (db m70193) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Main Gate
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, . . . — Map (db m83204) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Mansions of Main Avenue
From the 1860s to the early 1900s, many of the wealthiest families in Tucson built homes along Main Avenue (El Camino Real), from Alameda Street north to 6th Street. "La vecindad cerca del centro" or, "the neighborhood near downtown" soon earned the . . . — Map (db m83205) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — McCormick Street
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period after territorial delegate to Congress, Richard McCormick (b.1832 – d.1901). In the 1870s he sponsored legislative measures to reduce discrimination against Mexicans in the Arizona territory. With . . . — Map (db m70212) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Meyer StreetCallejon de las Flores
Originally named “Flower Alley” during Tucson’s Spanish period, its name was later changed to honor German-born soldier and politician, Charles H. Meyer (b.1829- d.1907). He came to Arizona with the US Army and settled in Tucson in 1858. . . . — Map (db m69592) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Meyer StreetCallejón de las Flores
Originally named “Flower Alley” during Tucson’s Spanish period, its name was later changed to honor German-born soldier and politician, Charles H. Meyer (b.1829- d.1907). He came to Arizona with the US Army and settled in Tucson in 1858. . . . — Map (db m69696) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Mission San Xavier del Bac
Mission San Xavier del Bac was founded by the Jesuit missionary, Fr. Eusebio Kino in 1692. The present church was built under the direction of the Franciscans. Construction began in 1783 and was completed in 1797. The church continues to . . . — Map (db m83206) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Mission San Xavier del Bac
Mission San Xavier del Bac was founded by Father Eusebio Kino as a Catholic mission in 1692. This Baroque architecture style building is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona. Construction began in 1783 and was completed in 1797. The . . . — Map (db m84279) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson
N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson Marked 1926 by D.A.R. — Map (db m26462) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — N.E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson
N.E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson Marked 1926 by D.A.R. — Map (db m26460) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Ochoa Street
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period to honor Estevan Ochoa (b.1831 – d.1888), whose ancestors arrived in Mexico with the Cortez expedition. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico to a wealthy mining and ranching family. Before settling . . . — Map (db m70211) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Officer Erik Hite
Was Killed In The Line Of Duty Near This Location On June 2, 2008 — Map (db m84223) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Old Main
On March 12, 1885 Governor Frederick A. Tritle signed legislation creating the University of Arizona. Selim M. Franklin and C.C. Stephens, Pima delegates to the 13th Territorial Legislature fathered this Bill. Jacob S. Mansfeld solicited the 40-acre . . . — Map (db m26386) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — One Story from the Barrio ViejoThe History of Room 6
1914 Room 6 (originally addressed 202 W. 18th Street, and later 709 S. 8th Avenue), on the southeast corner of the excavated row house on Lot 10 (see map), housed several businesses throughout its history. In 1914, it was a blacksmith shop, . . . — Map (db m57789) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino, S.J.
Born Segno, Italy, 1645 – Educated at Jesuit Colleges Entered society of Jesus, 1665 – His petition to be sent upon a distant and dangerous mission granted, 1678 – Began missionary labors in Lower California, April 1, 1683 . . . — Map (db m26394) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Pearl Street / Ott StreetCalle del Correo
Originally located between Granada Avenue and Church Street during Arizona's territorial period, "Post Office Street," was where postmaster and mayor, Mark Aldrich (b.1801 – d.1873) lived and worked. The southwestern half of the street was . . . — Map (db m70190) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Pennington Footbridge
Memorial to Elias Pennington, pioneer rancher, farmer, miner, freighter and lumberman. In 1857, he came from Texas with his twelve children settling in various locations around southern Arizona for several years. Near this site, in 1863, Pennington . . . — Map (db m82942) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Pennington StreetCalle de la Misión — Calle del Arroyo
Named in the late 1600s after the route connecting Tucson’s Presidio with mission San Cosme de Tucson. The street was also called Calle del Arroyo, referencing the arroyo immediately south of the presidio walls. The street was renamed in 1871 to . . . — Map (db m69816) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Pima County CourthouseHistoric Site
The first Pima County Courthouse, a single-story adobe structure built in 1868, was replaced in 1881 by a large two-story stone and red brick victorian building which, in turn, was removed in 1928 to make way for the present structure. This . . . — Map (db m55222) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Plaza de la Mesilla
One of the few remaining sites which recall the Mexican heritage of Tucson, it acquired its name after the Gadsden Purchase (1854) as the terminus of the wagon road joining Tucson to the territorial capital, then at Mesilla. When San Agustin, the . . . — Map (db m83208) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Plaza de las Armas
The largest plaza within the Spanish presidio of San Agustin del Tucson, founded in 1775, this area was originally used for military formations and drill. After construction of the first Pima County courthouse (1870), the name was changed to Court . . . — Map (db m83209) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Plaza Militar
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 . . . — Map (db m83210) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Presidential Aircraft(Airforce One)
Used by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson 1961-1965 — Map (db m92600) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Presidio San Agustín del Tucson
For about 80 years, the adobe walls of the Tucson Presidio protected the residents of the area from attacks by Apache groups, who opposed Spanish and Mexican peoples and their native allies beginning in the 1600s. The Spanish military designated the . . . — Map (db m83211) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Presidio Wall
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 . . . — Map (db m83212) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Presidio Wall & Pithouse
This marker locates the northeast corner of the adobe wall which surrounded the Royal Spanish Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. It is thought that a bastion, used as a lookout and as a defensive position, stood here. The site was excavated in 1954 by . . . — Map (db m83213) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Presidio Wall Camino Real
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 . . . — Map (db m83214) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — AQHHMP #8 — Rillito Race TrackAmerican Quarter Horse Historical Marker
This famous track on the banks of the Rillito River was the birthplace of many racing innovations still in use today. The Southern Arizona Horse Breeders Association, the organization that pioneered Quarter Horse Racing in Tucson, had been hosting . . . — Map (db m83215) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Roy Place "Montgomery Ward" Building
Façade restoration 44 North Stone Avenue Original Architect - Roy Place (1887-1950) Rededicated September 2010 Pima County 2004 Bond Funds Façade restored to original 1929 design and appearance Pima County Board of Supervisors Ann . . . — Map (db m84246) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Rugged Pioneer Soldiers
Lest we forget those rugged pioneer soldiers who tamed the west, this memorial is erected to perpetually remind us of their service. — Map (db m28419) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — S. E. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson
This disc marks the southeast corner of the old adobe wall that protected Tucson from the Indians in the early days - prior to 1845 Moved to this location in 1955 — Map (db m26461) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Saint Mary’s RoadSeven Sisters Lane
Named in 1880 in reference to Arizona’s first hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital. Established by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the hospital housed 11 patients, four sister-nurses, and one doctor. — Map (db m70791) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Santa Cruz Church
Santa Cruz Church built by Manuel G. Flores Construction began November 13, 1916 under His excellency Henry Granjon Bishop of Tucson Established as parish February 12, 1919 — Map (db m84224) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Scott Avenue
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period after businessman and Tucson pioneer, William F Scott (b.1831-d. ca.1914). In the 1870s, he operated a flour mill adjacent to his home at the corner of Main and McCormick (since demolished). — Map (db m69622) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Scott Avenue
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period after businessman and Tucson pioneer, William F. Scott (b.1831-d. ca.1914). In the 1870s, he operated a flour mill adjacent to his home at the corner of Main and McCormick (since demolished). — Map (db m69817) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Scott Avenue
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period after businessman and Tucson pioneer, William F Scott (b.1831-d. ca.1914). In the 1870s, he operated a flour mill adjacent to his home at the corner of Main and McCormick (since demolished). — Map (db m70214) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Seed to SentinelSaguaro National Park
Standing like desert sentinels, mature saguaros start life as tiny black seeds. These seeds usually germinate under nurse plants but only a few survive to become mature saguaros.

Look for young saguaros growing low to the ground. Those that are . . . — Map (db m83146) HM

Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Sentinel Peak
Used as a lookout and for signal fires by the Indians prior to and since 1692 and later by early settlers — Map (db m38401) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Sentinel Peak
Below this 2900-foot peak the Santa Cruz valley was farmed by the Hóhokam Indians as early as 800 A.D. When the Spaniards arrived in the 17th century, the Hóhokam had vanished and settlements of Piman people dotted the valley. One called . . . — Map (db m83216) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Si We:begi Ha ÑeidLa Primera Vista • The First Sighting
This monument represents the first sighting of Europeans by the O'odham who lived on the traditional sacred ground at the base of Chuk Shon (known today as Sentinel Peak). The O'odham and their ancestors, the First People of the Tucson Basin, have . . . — Map (db m75931) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Siqueiros-Jácome House
The Siqueiros-Jácome family built this adobe brick structure between the mid-1860's and the late 1870's. It is an example of a Sonoran row house. Built close to the street with an interior courtyard, the house has flat saguaro rib and packing crate . . . — Map (db m51494) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Site of Arizona's Second Territorial Capitol
An adobe building at this site housed Arizona's Government from 1868 – 1877, when Tucson was capitol of the territory. One of the meeting rooms of this second territorial capitol became the home of the pioneer Drachman family. Source: . . . — Map (db m51454) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Sosa-Carillo-Frémont House
The earliest documents for this property indicate that the pioneering Sosa family lived here in the 1850s. In 1878, Manuela Sosa and her husband, Michael McKenna, sold the property to Jesús Suárez de Carrillo, wife of businessman Leopoldo Carrillo, . . . — Map (db m83228) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Southern Pacific Railroad
The S.P.R.R., building the nation's second transcontinental rail line eastward from California, reached Tucson on March 20, 1880. It was the occasion for one of the greatest celebrations in the history of the city and foretold the coming of a new . . . — Map (db m83229) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Southwest Corner of the Presidio
Excavations beneath this lawn in 1998 located the west adobe wall of the Tucson Presidio and a portion of the presidio blacksmith shop. The tower at the southwest corner remains buried beneath the nearby city hall parking lot. Soldiers stood guard . . . — Map (db m83230) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Spanish War Veterans Monument1898-1902
In Memory of Those Who Served Spanish American War 1898-1902 Cuba – Porto Rico – Philippines – China Lest You Forget — Map (db m38993) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — St. Philip's in the Hills
This Property is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior St. Philip's in the Hills 1936 — Map (db m31524) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Stone Avenue
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period for Colonel John Finkle Stone (b. ca.1836-d.1869). He was a colonel in the Union Army and owner of the first house on Stone Avenue at McCormick Street. Stone also operated a mine near Apache Pass, where he . . . — Map (db m69621) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Stone Avenue
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period for Colonel John Finkle Stone (b. ca.1836-d.1869). He was a colonel in the Union Army and owner of the first house on Stone Avenue at McCormick Street. Stone also operated a mine near Apache Pass, where he . . . — Map (db m69700) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Stone Avenue
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period for Colonel John Finkle Stone (b. ca.1836-d.1869). He was a colonel in the Union Army and owner of the first house on Stone Avenue at McCormick Street. Stone also operated a mine near Apache Pass, where he . . . — Map (db m69702) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Teatro Carmen
Named for its founder, Carmen Soto Vásquez, this was one of the first theaters in Tucson devoted exclusively to the presentation of dramatic works in Spanish. From the opening night, May 20, 1915, with a performance of "Cerebro y Corazón" by the . . . — Map (db m83233) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Temple Emanu-El
Jewish pioneers, among Arizona's earliest settlers, began arriving in the 1850s and for half a century they worshipped in private homes and rented quarters. In 1904, the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society, now the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El, was . . . — Map (db m83237) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Temple of Music and Art
This cultural center was built through the efforts of the Saturday Morning Music Club. The grand opening October 28, 1927, starred violinist Jascha Heifetz. Many world-renowned artists followed upon the stage and in the galleries while local talent . . . — Map (db m26442) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The First Presbyterian Church in Tucson
On this site stood the first Presbyterian Church, and the second Protestant Church in Arizona. It was organized in 1874 for Presbyterian Missions in the Territories by the Reverend Sheldon Jackson and constructed by the Reverend J. A. Anderson, with . . . — Map (db m83238) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Grotto at San Xavier del Bac
Erected by the Bishop of Tvcson A.D. 1908 The fiftieth anniversary of the wondrovs apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mother of God at the Grotto of Lovrdes — Map (db m84278) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Korean War Memorial
Side A: We were those whom others did not want to be. We went where others feared to go and did what others feared to do. June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953 Side B: The United States Marines Sgt Raul B. Babasa • Sgt . . . — Map (db m83243) WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Manning House
A Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places Original Construction 1907-08 By Levi Howell Manning — Map (db m31530) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — 548 — The Settlers of Binghampton, Arizona
The first members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to enter what is now Arizona were remnants of the Mormon Battalion. They arrived in the Valley of the Tucson Basin December 17, 1847, prepared for battle. However, the Mexican . . . — Map (db m94443) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Stork's Nest
The Sanborn Fire Maps for the City of Tucson first recorded this building in 1883 as an adobe dwelling with an attached ramada. Between 1901 and 1930 additions were made to the main building and construction was completed on the outbuilding behind . . . — Map (db m83244) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Tucson Plant Materials Center
The Tucson Plant Materials Center Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of Agriculture 1997 — Map (db m31525) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — The Tucson Tragedy
Honoring the victims of the event of January 8, 2011 The Tucson Tragedy - - - we shall never forget — Map (db m51467) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — These Immortal Chaplains
Catholic, Protestant, Jewish Interfaith in Action Lt. Goode – Lt. Poling Lt. Fox – Lt. Washington Sacrificed their lives for men of all faiths February 3, 1943 — Map (db m66998) WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — To The Mormon Battalion
Which, under command of Col. Cooke, in the course of their 2,000 mile infantry march to the Pacific coast, arrived and raised the first American flag in Tucson. December 16, 1846 — Map (db m27281) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Toole Avenue
Named during Arizona’s Territorial period after Tucson’s mayor, Dr. James Toole (b.1824-d.1884). Before serving in politics, he acted as Adjutant General for the Arizona Territory. He was also a surgeon and later a banker. Upon collapse of his bank, . . . — Map (db m69809) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Tucson Old Walled City
Founded 1776 by the Spanish Government as a Presidio. Became part of U.S. after Gadsden Purchase 1853 — Map (db m26399) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Tucsonans Killed in Action"Easy" Company 13th Infantry Battalion USMCR — Korean War
Top row: Pfc. Corbett B. Robertson, Pfc. Emilio A. Ramirez, Pfc. Raymond C. Hubbard, Sgt. Jesus R. Carrasco, Pfc. Richard L. Nickles, Pfc. Joe M. Valenzuela Bottom Row: Sgt. Johnson McAfee, Pfc. Manuel H. Moreno, Sgt. Raul B. . . . — Map (db m67152) WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — U.S.S. Arizona 1916 - Wilber L. "Bill" Bower U of A Outstanding Achievement Awards
The bell in this clock tower is one of the two original ship's bells salvaged from the battleship U.S.S. Arizona following the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. In 1944, Wilber L. "Bill" Bowers, UA Class of 1927, discovered the bell . . . — Map (db m31199) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — University Streetcar Line
Across from the Main Gate on May 12, 1898, Charles F. Hoff, Manager of the Tucson Street Railway Company, drove the final spike completing tracks to the downtown business district and residential areas farther south. Mule-drawn streetcars traveled a . . . — Map (db m83245) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Veterans MemorialFort Lowell Park
Dedicated to the enduring memory of the men and women who faithfully served in the military forces of the United States of America and in grateful acknowledgment of their contribution to this nation, which in time of peril, found in them its . . . — Map (db m28932) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Veterans of the Battle of the BulgeArdennes
Front of monument: World War II December 16, 1944 January 25, 1945 Triumph of Courage Rear of monument: The Battle of the Bulge was fought by the U.S. Army in the heavily forested Ardennes region of eastern . . . — Map (db m83246) WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Vietnam War Memorial
In honor and memory of the 616 Arizonans who gave their todays for our tomorrows during the Vietnam War. Adair Dallas T Jr ∙ Adikai Alvin Jr ∙ Aguayo Oscar Jr ∙ Aguilar James D ∙ Aguirre Filberto Jr ∙ . . . — Map (db m83248) WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Villa Catalina
Tucson's first "own your own" apartment homes Circa 1957 National Register of Historic Places US Dept. of the Interior — Map (db m30139) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Warner's Mill
Solomon Warner, a pioneer merchant who came to Tucson in 1856, constructed a two-story flour mill here in 1875. To the south, he built a dam across the Santa Cruz River, creating a small lake. From there, a flume ran along the base of the mountain . . . — Map (db m26344) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Where Have All the Saguaros Gone?
The view from this hill has changed a lot over the years. In the 1930s, this was the most spectacular cactus forest in Arizona. But no one knew that these aging giants were near the end of their lives. Today we speculate that mild weather in the . . . — Map (db m85357) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Who Lived Here?Historical Gardens
Like many Tucsonans in the 1920s, Bernice Walkley and Rutger Porter were transplanted easterners – she from Connecticut and he from New York. Rutger met Bernice while doing landscape work for her father in Tucson.

In 1929 Rutger bought the . . . — Map (db m84199) HM

Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — World of the WashSaguaro National Park
Below is the dry bed of an intermittent stream called a desert wash. For a short time, during desert thunderstorms, flash floods rush down the mountain slopes and through desert washes to nearby rivers.

However, beneath the wash’s sandy surface, . . . — Map (db m83148) HM

Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — World War I Memorial
1917 World War 1918 Dedicated to Those Who Served Lest We Forget — Map (db m38994) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Wyatt Earp Shot Frank Stilwell...
Wyatt Earp joined his four brothers in the silver-boom town of Tombstone in 1879 where brother Virgil was deputy U.S. marshal. Wyatt was a sometimes-lawman himself, and hoped to become sheriff of the newly formed Cochise County in 1881. He withdrew . . . — Map (db m28929) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — Cienega BridgeBuilt 1921
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior September 30, 1988 — Map (db m67763) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — Colossal Cave Mountain Park
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Colossal Cave Mountain Park 1934 — Map (db m30613) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — Hired Man’s House – Who Lived Here?/Historic Preservation of the Hired Man’s House
Hired Man’s House – Who Lived Here? This two room house was in existence by 1920. Most likely, the Vails built it for use by families working on the Empire Ranch. Dusty Vail Ingram, who grew up on the Empire, recalled that the Estrada . . . — Map (db m84201) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — Historic Empire Ranch
Behind you are many of the original buildings of the historic Empire Ranch, established in the 1870s by Edward Nye Fish on 160 acres with a four-room adobe ranch house and corral. In 1876, Walter L. Vail and Herbert R. Hislop purchased the . . . — Map (db m84196) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — Home for Ranch Families
The "New Ranch House" was built in the 1950s by the Boice family for Frank Boice's oldest son Frank (Pancho). It was here that Pancho and his wife Sherry raised their four children: Steve, Kitty, Sherry, and Carol. Mac and Billy Donaldson and . . . — Map (db m84266) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — The CCC WorkerCamp SP-10-A — Colossal Cave Mountain Park 1934 – 1937
Honoring the young men who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps here and across the nation. With shovel and hammer, trowel and chisel, they moved earth, planted trees, crafted stone, and built structures that shape our landscape and remain a . . . — Map (db m30614) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — Vail Sonoita Highway
Located and constructed in 1918 by Lamar Cobb First State Engineer of Arizona Member of the Constitutional Convention Born 1870 -- Athens, Georgia Died 1926 -- Phoenix, Arizona Erected to his memory George P. Hunt . . . — Map (db m27293) HM

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