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Tubac in Santa Cruz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Baca Float Number 3

 
 
Baca Float Number 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
1. Baca Float Number 3 Marker
The marker was taken down and placed in storage in 2007, due to remodeling at the park.
Inscription. This was the northern boundary of Baca Float Number 3, one of five 100,000-acre grants made to the Baca family, in exchange for land taken from them in New Mexico. An attempt was made to relocate this grant to include mines in the Santa Rita Mountains to the north, but in 1917 the grant was established here, and settlers on the land were evicted. Many moved north to present-day Tubac.
 
Erected by Tubac Historical Society and the Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 36.682′ N, 111° 2.75′ W. Marker is in Tubac, Arizona, in Santa Cruz County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tubac AZ 85646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tubac Presidio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presidio of Tubac (about 400 feet away); Tubac Schools (about 500 feet away); Churches in Tubac (about 500 feet away); Charles Debrille Poston (about 700 feet away); Tubac (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mission San José de Tumacácori (approx. 3 miles away); Boy Scout Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tubac.
 
More about this marker. The marker was taken down and placed in storage in 2007, due to remodeling at the park. Due to the park closing, it is not known when it will be placed at its original location.
 
Regarding Baca Float Number 3.
Survey marker by rock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
2. Survey marker by rock
This was the northern boundary of Baca Float Number 3
The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is scheduled to close March 29, 2010.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Rojas House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
3. Rojas House
The Rojas House is in the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. The northern boundary of Baca Float Number 3 is along fence line at right of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,805 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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