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

Cottonwood Lane

 
 
Cottonwood Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
1. Cottonwood Lane Marker
Inscription. Planted shortly after Fort Lowell was established in 1873. The trees were irrigated by acequias or open ditches with water diverted from Pantano Wash. The beautiful shade trees made Fort Lowell an oasis in an otherwise barren area. After the fort was abandoned in 1891 the trees died and were cut up for firewood. Now they have been replanted as they originally were in the heyday of Fort Lowell.
Presented by The Conservation Dept.
Tucson Womens Club
Mrs. H.M. Merritt, President 1964-65

 
Erected by The Conservation Dept., Tucson Womens Club.
 
Location. 32° 15.594′ N, 110° 52.411′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from Cottonwood Lane near North Craycroft Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85712, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Lowell (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (a few steps from this marker); Fort Lowell 1873-1891 / Post Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this
Cottonwood Lane at Fort Lowell image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, 1
2. Cottonwood Lane at Fort Lowell
marker); Post Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Infantry Barracks / Laundresses' Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort Lowell Flagstaff (about 400 feet away); Officers' Quarters (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is inside Fort Lowell Park.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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