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

Desert Laboratory

 
 
Desert Laboratory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 6, 2013
1. Desert Laboratory Marker
Inscription.
Has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance
In commemorating the history of the
United States of America

1975
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 13.19′ N, 111° 0.229′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on Tumamoc Hill Road 0.7 miles south of West Anklam Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Note: Tumamoc Hill Road can only be used by pedestrians. And, is closed from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Road remains open all day on weekends. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1675 West Anklam Road, 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. Sentinel Peak (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Sentinel Peak (approx. one mile away); Si We:begi Ha Ñeid (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Manning House (approx. 1½ miles away); Hugo O'Conor
Desert Laboratory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 6, 2013
2. Desert Laboratory Marker
(approx. 1½ miles away); El Paso & Southwestern Depot and Park (approx. 1½ miles away); Granada Avenue (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Granada Avenue (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Regarding Desert Laboratory. The Desert Laboratory was founded by the Carnegie Institution in 1903 to better understand how plants adapted to arid desert environments.
Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .  Tumamoc: People and Habitats. Society relies on three ecological pillars to conserve nature, and Tumamoc Hill is the world's premiere place where they all come together: (Submitted on March 7, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. EducationEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
Desert Laboratory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 6, 2013
3. Desert Laboratory Marker
Marker is at lower right in photograph.
Desert Laboratory image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2010
4. Desert Laboratory
Desert Laboratory image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2010
5. Desert Laboratory
Desert Laboratory image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2010
6. Desert Laboratory
Desert Laboratory image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 14, 2013
7. Desert Laboratory
Photo taken from the corner of West Alameda Street and North Main Avenue.
Tumamoc Hill Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2010
8. Tumamoc Hill Road
Tucson, Arizona image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 6, 2013
9. Tucson, Arizona
As viewed from the Desert Laboratory.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 7, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   7. submitted on April 15, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   8, 9. submitted on March 7, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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