Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Arizona, The Presidio Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1857.
Location. 32° 13.344′ N, 110° 58.433′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from West Congress Street. Marker is located on the footbridge over West Pennington Street, connecting El Presidio Plaza with the Pima County Goverment complex. 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. Plaza de las Armas (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennington Footbridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Exchange at the Presidio (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Raising of the First American Flag within the Walled City of Tucson (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church in Tucson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garcés Footbridge (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Regarding Allande Footbridge.
Tour brochure description:
“This bridge, crossing Pennington Street, is dedicated to Don Pedro de Allande y Saabedra who was appointed one of the first commanders of the presidio in 1777. Allende personally financed the early construction efforts at the presidio, which was the largest in the Southwest."
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.