Party like the 1880s

Ft. Lowell area celebrates its origins
2013-02-07T00:00:00Z 2014-07-01T16:51:22Z Party like the 1880s Arizona Daily Star
February 07, 2013 12:00 am

Fort Lowell was an active U.S. Army post used as a supply base on the outskirts of Tucson from 1873 to 1891.

The neighborhood that surrounds it today has celebrated the area's history nearly twice as long.

Now in its 32nd year, the Fort Lowell Day Celebration will make the historic fort and the early 20th century village of El Fuerte come alive with period re-enactments, tours, music, food vendors and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Highlights

• 10 a.m.: The Bisbee Black Sox and the Tucson Sahuaros both were baseball clubs in the Arizona Territory and will begin a triple-header in Fort Lowell Park, using 19th century rules, uniforms and equipment.

• 12:30 p.m.: B Troop, U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) from Fort Huachuca conducts drills on the old parade grounds at the Park.

• 2 p.m.: The 4th U.S. Cavalry Band will play a concert of 19th century music.

• During the celebration, the Fort Lowell Museum will be open with exhibits about the troops, scouts, doctors and Geronimo's warriors.

Getting around

Fort Lowell Road will be closed to traffic between Craycroft Road and Beverly Street.

A shuttle van will run at intervals between Fort Lowell Park, at Craycroft Road and Glenn Street, and the San Pedro Chapel, 5230 E. Fort Lowell Road. Tucson Medical Center will have a shuttle at Fort Lowell Park to take visitors to see historic buildings on its campus. Parking is available in Fort Lowell Park and near the chapel.

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