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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMHEF_university-streetcar-line_Tucson-AZ.html
Across from the Main Gate on May 12, 1898, Charles F. Hoff, Manager of the Tucson Street Railway Company, drove the final spike completing tracks to the downtown business district and residential areas farther south. Mule-drawn streetcars traveled…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMHEC_fort-lowell_Tucson-AZ.html
The military post, established in 1862near downtown Tucson, was moved tothis location in 1873. One of manyactive forts on the Arizona frontier,Lowell served also as a major supplydepot, influencing the economy andsocial life of the community. At i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMHDT_plaza-militar_Tucson-AZ.html
Once an open space, this area was within the original Spanish presidio. The plaza was probably named in the Mexican years (1821-1854), when soldiers drilled here. Saddle horses for the troops were stabled along the north side, next to the presidio…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMHDI_hiram-s-stevens-house_Tucson-AZ.html
Hiram Sanford Stevens came west as a soldier, settling in Tucson in 1856. Three years later, he married Petra Santa Cruz, great granddaughter of a Spanish Pioneer. In 1865 the couple built this residence, which featured an aviary, orchard,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG7Q_john-wards-ranch_Nogales-AZ.html
Arizona Pioneer Johnny Ward established a ranch here in 1858. In 1861 Indians kidnapped his Mexican stepson Felix Ward. Army officers assumed that local eastern Chiracahua Apaches were responsible, leading to the infamous conflict between Lt. Basc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG4M_high-scaler_Boulder-City-AZ.html
The man depicted on this monument is performing one of the most dangerous yet essential jobs in the construction of the (Boulder) Hoover Dam. Sitting in a bosun's chair, hundreds of feet in the air, his job was to set charges and clear the loose r…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG47_cady-hall_Patagonia-AZ.html
John H. Cady came to Arizona as a solder in the 1860's and was stationed at Fort Crittenden on Sonoita Creek. Later Cady became a resident of Patagonia and in December of 1900 began building the Patagonia Hotel. He continued to add to the structur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMG39_mowry-mine_Patagonia-AZ.html
Pioneer Producer of Silver and Lead, was worked by native labor under the direction of the Jesuits, later by Mexicans before The Gadsden Purchase. Was acquired by Sylvester Mowry in 1856. Provided some lead for the Confederacy. Nearly Ghost town a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMFZH_patagonia-depot_Patagonia-AZ.html
The New Mexico and Arizona Railroad which served Patagonia, was built by the Santa Fe in 1881-82 and was operated after 1897 by the Southern Pacific. The last portion of this line, terminating at Patagonia, was abandoned in 1962. The Patagonia …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMF0Y_the-old-spanish-trail_Littlefield-AZ.html
The Old Spanish Trail, the main trade route between Santa Fe and Los Angeles, passed this way beginning in 1829. At the end of the Mexican-American War this portion of the route evolved into what was variously known as the Salt Lake Road, the Morm…