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

The Tucson Tragedy

 
 
The Tucson Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 9, 2012
1. The Tucson Tragedy Marker
Inscription.
Honoring the victims of the event of
January 8, 2011
The Tucson Tragedy - - -
we shall never forget

 
Erected 2012 by Safeway.
 
Location. 32° 20.164′ N, 110° 58.505′ W. Marker is near Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Touch for map. Marker is on a large boulder just to the left of the Safeway entrance, at the Casa Adobes shopping center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7110 North Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rillito Race Track (approx. 3.4 miles away); St. Philip's in the Hills (approx. 3.8 miles away); De Grazia Gallery In the Sun (approx. 5 miles away); The Tucson Plant Materials Center (approx. 5.1 miles away); Caņada Del Oro (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing); The Settlers of Binghampton, Arizona (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cannon-Douglass Residence (approx. 7 miles away); George E. P. Smith Residence (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Regarding The Tucson Tragedy. Safeway kept the memorial rather simple with six surrounding rocks representing the victims who died and one large
The Tucson Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 9, 2012
2. The Tucson Tragedy Marker
boulder representing those who lived.
 
Also see . . .  2011 Tucson Shooting - Wikipedia. A detailed account of the incident:
On January 8, 2011, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and eighteen other people were shot during a public meeting held in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, near Tucson, Arizona. Six of those shot died, including Arizona District Court Chief Judge John Roll, one of Rep. Giffords' staffers, and a nine-year-old child. (Submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Politics
 
The Tucson Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 9, 2012
3. The Tucson Tragedy Marker
Marker is on large boulder at the left side of photo.
The Tucson Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 9, 2012
4. The Tucson Tragedy Marker
Marker is at the left in photo.
Roadside Shrine for those killed in The Tucson Tragedy. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 9, 2012
5. Roadside Shrine for those killed in The Tucson Tragedy.
Roadside shrine is 300 feet north of the marker on the north side of Ina Road.
Six people that were killed in the attack:
Dorwan Stoddard, 76, retired construction worker.
John Roll, 63, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for Arizona.
Gabriel "Gabe" Zimmerman, 30, community outreach director for Giffords.
Phyllis Schneck, 79, homemaker from Tucson.
Christina-Taylor Green, 9, of Tucson.
Dorothy "Dot" Morris, 76, a retired secretary from Oro Valley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 988 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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