Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Cavalry Barracks and Band Barracks
In 1889, when the army abolished the post trader's position, it set aside three rooms of the band barracks as a canteen. The army sold beer, wine, cider, soda, cigars, pies, sandwiches and playing cards. They also provided such diversions as billiards, checkers, cards, and chess.
The kitchens sat to the north of the cavalry and band barracks. Each troop and regimental band prepared its own food in its own kitchen, and served meals in its own mess in the same building. Army rations consisted of pork, bacon, beef, bread, beans, peas, rice, coffee, potatoes, molasses and canned foods.
North of the cavalry barracks were covered stables and corrals for the cavalry units. The complex included hay yards, tool rooms, and a blacksmith shop.
Location. 32° 15.671′ N, 110° 52.416′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona Touch for map. Marker is in Fort Lowell Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 North Craycroft Road, Tucson AZ 85712, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Infantry Barracks / Laundresses' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Lowell 1873-1891 / Post Hospital (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Rugged Pioneer Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Quartermaster Depot and Post Trader (about 400 feet away); Fort Lowell (about 400 feet away); Headquarter's Buildings (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.