Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 1933 by Tucson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1692.
Location. 32° 12.629′ N, 110° 59.481′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on South Sentinel Peak Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sentinel Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Si We:begi Ha Ñeid (approx. ¼ mile away); Desert Laboratory (approx. one mile away); Carrillo Intermediate School (approx. one mile away); El Paso & Southwestern Depot and Park (approx. one mile away); El Tiradito Teatro Carmen (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sosa-Carillo-Frémont House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Regarding Sentinel Peak. This site is marked as "B" on the Presidio Trail Walking Tour:
"To the west you will see a basalic peak adorned with the letter "A". This was once a lookout for Spanish and Native American sentinels who watched for raiders approaching the presidio and mission. The "A" was added in 1915, in a burst of University of Arizona student enthusiasm, as the result of a football victory over Pamona College. The O'Odham name for mountain, pronounced Schook-schon, means "at the black base." This is the source of the name Tucson."
Also see . . . Sentinel Peak aka "A" Mountain. A Wikipedia article. Gives a history of the peak and details on how the peak became known by locals as "A" Mountain and it's attachment to The University of Arizona. (Submitted on January 19, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,368 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on November 25, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3, 4. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 5. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 6. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.