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

Sentinel Peak

 
 
Sentinel Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 11, 2010
1. Sentinel Peak Marker
Inscription. Used as a lookout and for signal fires by the Indians prior to and since 1692 and later by early settlers
 
Erected 1933 by Tucson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 32° 12.629′ N, 110° 59.481′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on South Sentinel Peak Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Sentinel Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Si We:begi Ha Ñeid (approx. ¼ mile away); Warner's Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Desert Laboratory (approx. one mile away); Carrillo Intermediate School (approx. one mile away); El Paso & Southwestern Depot and Park (approx. one mile away); El Tiradito (approx. 1.1 miles away); Teatro Carmen (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Regarding Sentinel Peak. This site is marked as "B" on the Presidio Trail Walking
Sentinel Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 11, 2010
2. Sentinel Peak Marker
Marker is on west side of road.
Tour:
"To the west you will see a basalic peak adorned with the letter "A". This was once a lookout for Spanish and Native American sentinels who watched for raiders approaching the presidio and mission. The "A" was added in 1915, in a burst of University of Arizona student enthusiasm, as the result of a football victory over Pamona College. The O'Odham name for mountain, pronounced Schook-schon, means "at the black base." This is the source of the name Tucson."
 
Also see . . .  Sentinel Peak aka "A" Mountain. A Wikipedia article. Gives a history of the peak and details on how the peak became known by locals as "A" Mountain and it's attachment to The University of Arizona. (Submitted on January 19, 2010.) 
 
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Sentinel Peak image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
3. Sentinel Peak
View of "A" Mountain from the corner of South Granada Avenue and West Crushing Street.
Sentinel Peak image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
4. Sentinel Peak
View of "A" Mountain from South Granada Avenue & West Crushing Street. Camera is at 12x zoom. Marker is just to the left of the bottom of the "A".
Tucson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 11, 2010
5. Tucson
View of Tucson from Sentinel Peak Marker.
Sentinel Peak Marker #2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 23, 2010
6. Sentinel Peak Marker #2
A second marker sits at the base of the "A" marked on "A" mountain.
See "Nearby Marker" for additional information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,200 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on November 25, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on January 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6. submitted on November 25, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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