Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
U.S.S. Arizona 1916 - Wilber L. “Bill” Bower U of A Outstanding Achievement Awards
On November 17, 1951 the bell was rung for the first time in the clock tower of the then-new Memorial Student Union. The bell was rung on special occasions for the next 50 years until that clock tower and Student Union were razed to make way for the present day facility completed in 2002.
The bell was installed in this clock tower on August 16, 2002. Bowers, at the age of 99, was given he honor of ringing the bell for the first time in it's new belfry on September 11, 2002. This bell is rung seven times on the third Wednesday of every month at 12:07 p.m. in honor of the brave Marines and Sailors who gave their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and to honor the outstanding achievements
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Erected 2002 by USS Arizona Reunion Association and the Arizona Student Unions.
Location. 32° 13.928′ N, 110° 57.14′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from East University Boulevard. Marker is located at the University of Arizona Student Union. This area is accessable only by walking. Mountain Avenue goes north from the Student Union. The bell is in a tower on the south side of the Student Union overlooking the campus mall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85721, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Arizona Mall Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Main (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); University Streetcar Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Bicentennial Moon Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Campbell Greenway (approx. 0.3 miles away); George E. P. Smith Residence (approx. Cannon-Douglass Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eusebio Francisco Kino, S. J. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The marker is at the bottom of the bell tower on the south side of the Student Union as you come out of the main north/south walkway.
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