Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Home for Saguaros
Milestones in the life of the park
1928 Campaign to protect giant saguaros begins.
1933 President Hoover authorizes Saguaro National Monument.
1961 President Kennedy adds Tucson Mountains to the monument.
1976 Congress designates 71,400 acres as wilderness.
1994 Congress designates Saguaro National Park.
Photo caption: A great natural area...of the southwest. Homer Shantz, University of Arizona president.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 32° 10.863′ N, 110° 44.067′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on Cactus Forest Drive 0.2 miles north of South Old Spanish Trail, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Where Have All the Saguaros Gone? (approx. 1.2 miles away); Desert Homes (approx. 1.4 miles away); Officer Erik Hite (approx. 5.4 miles away); Agua Caliente Ranch and Hot Springs (approx. 6.9 miles away); Airmen Memorial Bridge (approx. 7½ miles away); Hacienda Moltacqua (approx. 8.1 miles away); World War II Memorial Park (approx. 8.3 miles away); Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.