Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Spanish settlers arrived in the Tucson area in 1776, and fought along side Mexico for its independence. Ultimately falling under the jurisdiction of the United States, with the Gadsden Purchase in 1854, Tucson served as capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877. Eventually, the state of Arizona became the 48th state in the union in 1912.
With its rich cultural heritage Tucson, centers on a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences.
The Tucson metropolitan area supports 844,000 residents, and, according to the 2000 census, is the 30th largest city in the country.
Tucson is home to the University of Arizona and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The City's industries include electronics and missile production.
Tucson is blessed with the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and unsurpassed dry climate that includes 360 sunny days a year. Tucson's topography varies from 2400-foot desert
Erected by Compass Bank.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. 32° 19.494′ N, 110° 55.828′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from East Skyline Drive west of North Campbell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2905 East Skyline Drive, Tucson AZ 85718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeGrazia Gallery In the Sun (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Philip's in the Hills (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Tucson Tragedy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rillito Race Track (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Settlers of Binghampton, Arizona (approx. 3.9 miles away); Chapel of San Pedro at Fort Lowell (approx. 5.3 miles away); Who Lived Here? (approx. 5.4 miles away); Does This Garden Seem Lush and Cool? (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. This compass rose and historical marker are located at the La Encantada Shopping Center and on the north side of an escalator and stairwell.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.