Sentinel Peak

Sentinel Peak (HMIR9)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85745 Pima County
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N 32° 12.643', W 110° 59.485'

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Below this 2900-foot peak the Santa Cruz valley was farmed by the H?hokam Indians as early as 800 A.D. When the Spaniards arrived in the 17th century, the H?hokam had vanished and settlements of Piman people dotted the valley. One called "Schuk-Shon," meaning "at the foot of the Black Mountain," was pronounced "Tucson" by the Spaniards. The hill was a lookout for these early Indian and Spanish settlers, who lived in fear of hostile raiders. The whitewashed stone "A" was constructed by University of Arizona students in 1915.

Spanish Translation Marker:Cerro Del CentinelaEste cerro (elevac?on 966 metros) dominaba el valle de la Santa Cruz cuando alrededor de 800 A.D. los Indios H?hokam cultivaban abajo. los Indios Pimas hab?an reemplazado a los H?ho cuando llegaron los Espa?oles en el siglo 17. El nombre Pimano de este cerro. "Schuk-Shon" (base negra), fue pronunciado "Tucs?n" por los Espa?oles. La cima de este cerro serv?a vig?a as? para Indios como para Espa?oles contra ataques de enemigos. La "A" de piedra blanqueada fue puesta por estudiantes de La Universidad de Arizona en 1915.
HM NumberHMIR9
Year Placed1989
Placed ByTucson-Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 500808 N 3563792
Decimal Degrees32.21071667, -110.99141667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 12.643', W 110° 59.485'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 12' 38.58" N, 110° 59' 29.10" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 187-199 Sentinel Peak Rd S, Tucson AZ 85745, US
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