A Mountain Tucson

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A Mountain Tucson Was Originally Sentinel Mountain – Here Is Its History and More


A Mountain Tucson AZ PicA Mountain Tucson sits just west of the I-10 Freeway near downtown Tucson. The former name of A Mountain Tucson was actually Sentinel Mountain. That name was derived from its use as a look out point by the Spanish in the late 1700’s. It is part of Tucson history.

That changed in 1915. Followers of the University of Arizona football team whitewashed a large “A” on it to celebrate a victory over Pomona college. From that frivolous event, a tradition was born. Each year the “A” on A Mountain Tucson was redone.

Today a permanent red, white and blue “A” can be seen on the east side of the mountain.

Please note that if it is ever painted green, it’s to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

There Is More

And now for the TMI (that’s “Too Much Information”) part of the story.

A Mountain Tucson or Sentinel Peak rises 2 897 ft. An underground ridge once forced groundwater to the surface. This caused floodplain was used for agricultural areas from about 4,000 in the past until the 1930s.

Citizens of the nearby village of Schook-schon (Tucson) were visited by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in the late 1600’s. In 1775 the nearby Presidio of Tucson was built. To protect the Presidio, a sentinel was posted on the top of the peak to search for raiding Apache warriors. Thus the name Sentinal Mountain.

A Mountain Tucson is made up of volcanic rock from the various volcanic activity. Interestingly, A Mountain itself is not a volcano. Layers of volcanic rock extended out west towards the Tucson Mountains and east into the Tucson Basin.

This area is now the City of Tucson. Erosion and faulting are the cause of the mountain’s location in Tucson and its conical shape. It sits on a foundation of bedrock and is dominated by 20 to thirty million years old volcanic rocks.

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A Mountain Tucson was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by ben4wp

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A Mountain Tucson was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by ben4wp
A Mountain Tucson was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by ben4wp

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