Southwest Corner of the Presidio

Southwest Corner of the Presidio (HMYQY)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 13.346', W 110° 58.51'

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Excavations beneath this lawn in 1998 located the west adobe wall of the Tucson Presidio and a portion of the presidio blacksmith shop. The tower at the southwest corner remains buried beneath the nearby city hall parking lot. Soldiers stood guard here, watching over the field on the Santa Cruz River floodplain below. The soldiers accompanied women as they washed clothes in an irrigation acequia (canal) and men as they tended crops and herds, located a short distance from the main gate. The Cosmopolitan Hotel (later the Orndorff Hotel) was located here from about 1870 to 1935.
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 502339 N 3565091
Decimal Degrees32.22243333, -110.97516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.346', W 110° 58.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 20.76" N, 110° 58' 30.60" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 255 W Alameda St, Tucson AZ 85701, US
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