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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, November 10, 2013
1. Main Avenue Marker
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° 13.275′ N, 110° 58.515′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on West Congress Street 0.1 miles east of Granada Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted horizontally in the sidewalk on the south side of Congress Street. 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. Congress Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Street / Ott Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Arizona's First Public School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Granada Avenue (about 400
Main Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
2. Main Avenue Marker
feet away); Presidio Wall Camino Real (about 400 feet away); Southwest Corner of the Presidio (about 400 feet away); Meyer Street (about 400 feet away); Garcés Footbridge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Main Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
3. Main Avenue Marker
View west on Congress Street. Marker is at the bottom of the photo.
Main Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 10, 2013
4. Main Avenue Marker
View east on Congress Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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