Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
American Quarter Horse Historical Marker
World famous sprinters such as Shue Fly, Joe Reed II and Nobodies Friend ran at Hacienda Moltacqua before Locke sold the property in 1943. This building was Locke's guest home and was used by those attending the races at the track.
American Quarter Horses are competing in races around the world and are in demand for showing, ranch work, rodeo, recreational riding and many other activities. AQHA is the world's largest equine breed registry, with its international headquarters located in Amarillo, Texas.
Erected 1995 by American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo, Texas. (Marker Number AQHHMP #2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers marker series.
Location. 32° 15.517′ N, 110° 50.3′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Vactor Ranch Trail and East Vuelta Rancho Mesquite. Touch for map. Marker is in breezeway at Vactor Ranch Club house on southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85715, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Airmen Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Lowell (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cottonwood Lane (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Lowell 1873-1891 / Post Hospital (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cavalry Barracks and Band Barracks (approx. 2.1 miles away); Infantry Barracks / Laundresses' Quarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Post Hospital (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The historical marker was originally at the east entrance to The Tack Room resturant. The marker was moved to it's present location when the Tack Room was razed.
Also see . . . From the Racetrack to Restaurant, The History of The Tack Room. The history of what happened to Hacienda Moltacqua. (Submitted on February 23, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
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