Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Esta lámina señala la esquina del noroeste de la muralla de adobe rodeando el presidio español de San Agustín del Tucsón. En 1776 el nuevo fuerte estaba guarnecido por unos setenta soldados de caballería e indios exploradores, trasladados de Tubac bajo la comandancia de Juan Bautista de Anza. La primera palizada de leños fue reemplazada por una muralla de adobe, empezada en 1778 y terminada en 1783. Por ochenta años los soldados del presidio protegían la misión de San Xavier y los agricultores del valle de la Santa Cruz.
Erected by Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, The Presidio Trail marker series.
Location. Touch for map. 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. N. W. Corner Adobe Wall of Spanish Presidio of Tucson (here, next to this marker); Mansions of Main Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Presidio San Agustín del Tucson (a few steps from this marker); Leonardo Romero House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram S. Stevens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Meyer Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Casa Cordova (about 400 feet away); Main Gate (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Founding the Royal Spanish Post of San Agustín del Tucson, 1766–1779. A Chapter from Spanish Colonial Tucson, courtesy of the University of Arizona Library. (Submitted on January 3, 2010.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Hispanic Americans • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.