August 20th Park

August 20th Park (HMHJW)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
Country: United States of America
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N 32° 13.274', W 110° 58.353'

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This park is a memorial to the founding of Tucson. On August 20, 1775, Lt. Col. Don Hugo Oconor, Commandant Inspector of the Frontier Provinces of New Spain, in the company of Fr. Francisco Garces and Lt. Juan Carmona officially established the location of a Spanish Presidio on the site of a very old Indian village. As part of a reorganized frontier defense plan, he ordered the transfer of the Spanish garrison from Tubac to the new presidio, San Agustin del Tucson - the northernmost outpost of Spain in Arizona.

Spanish translation:
Parque 20 de Agosto
Este parque conmemora la fundaci?n del Tucs?n. El 20 de agosto, 1775, el teniente coronel don Hugo Oconor, comandante-inspector de las Provincias Internas de la Nueva Espa?a, acompa?ado por fray Francisco Garc y el teniente Juan Carmona se?al? formalmente este sitio de un antiguimo pueblo ind?gena para un presidio espa?ol. De acuerdo con su plan de reorganizer la defensa fronteriza, orden? el traslado de la compa?ia de Tubac al nuevo presidio, San Agust?n del Tucs?n - ultimo punto al norte de Espa?a en Arizona.
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HM NumberHMHJW
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Placed ByTucson – Pima County Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 502586 N 3564958
Decimal Degrees32.22123333, -110.97255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.274', W 110° 58.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 16.44" N, 110° 58' 21.18" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 72-198 W Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85701, US
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