The Chief Trumpeter Historical

The Chief Trumpeter Historical (HM1WET)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85712 Pima County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 15.626', W 110° 52.498'

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Sculptor/Artist: Dan Bates

This statue was erected in February 1991 to honor the enlisted men who served in the Southwest during the Apache Wars in the 1870s and 1880s. It was cast in bronze by Desert Crucible, Inc., of Tucson. One and one-half times life-size, it stands fourteen feet high and weighs 3,000 pounds. The uniform and equipment represent Army regulation of 1884. Local contributions paid the entire cost; no taxpayer money was used in the project.

Each dawn the man and steed of bronze
Stand fast where traffic flows,
Near the gates of Old fort Lowell
Where the Army's pride still shows.
In tribute to both man ans steed
They face toward the west; A memorial to the Calvary
and those who served it best.
As desert storms bring swirling dust
When day is almost done;
He patiently awaits the
And the summer's blazing sun.
Proud citizens of Tucson
And many tourists who pass by
Now relive a part of history
As they gaze toward the sky.
He still performs his duties
In the heat and driving rain,
A rigid mounted trumpeter
Sending notes across a plain.
The notes of reveille and paycall
Stir thoughts of running feet;
Many other calls soon follow
Before he sounds retreat.
With the Catalina Mountains
Towering high above his head,
His final call is loud and clear,
Taps - in honor of the dead.
Poem by Harry A Koch
Year Placed1999
Placed ByArizona State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees32.26043333, -110.87496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.626', W 110° 52.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 37.56" N, 110° 52' 29.88" W
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Area Code(s)520
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2920-2970 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson AZ 85712, US
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