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

To The Mormon Battalion

 
 
To The Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 6, 2010
1. To The Mormon Battalion Marker
Inscription.  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

 
Erected 1937 by M-Men and Gleaner Girls Of the Central Arizona District Of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Battalion series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 16, 1846.
 
Location. 32° 13.171′ N, 110° 58.101′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on South 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is near the north end of Military Plaza Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish War Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Lowell 1866-1873 (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott Avenue
To The Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 6, 2010
2. To The Mormon Battalion Marker
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broadway Boulevard (about 700 feet away); Temple of Music and Art (about 700 feet away); Corral Street (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Scott Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
To The Mormon Battalion Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 6, 2010
3. To The Mormon Battalion Monument
Monument and view of Military Plaza Park.
To The Mormon Battalion Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 6, 2010
4. To The Mormon Battalion Monument
Rear of monument with view across South 6th Avenue and Tucson Children's Museum.
Mormon Battalion Route Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia Commons
5. Mormon Battalion Route Map
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,298 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on February 5, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022