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

Main Avenue

Calle Real

 

—El Camino Real —

 
Main Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 20, 2013
1. Main Avenue Marker
Marker is mounted horizontally in the sidewalk.
Inscription. Originating during Mexico’s Spanish period, “Royal Road” connected Spain’s southern and northern territories. The route linked Mexico City, Guadalajara, Mazatlan, and Culiacan, Magdalena to Spain’s northern outposts. Eventually, Calle Real extended to Yuma, San Diego and San Francisco, remaining the primary route linking Mexico and the United States. In 1872, the street name was changed to Main Avenue.
 
Erected 2013 by City of Tucson Historic Preservation Office.
 
Location. 32° 13.384′ N, 110° 58.534′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Avenue and West Alameda Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in sidewalk on northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Gate (a few steps from this marker); Edward Nye Fish House (a few steps from this marker); Alameda Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram S. Stevens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucson Old Walled City
Main Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 20, 2013
2. Main Avenue Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino, S.J. (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Corner of the Presidio (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio Wall Camino Real (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
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Main Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 20, 2013
3. Main Avenue Marker
View north on Main Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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