In the Mercado District, historic and contemporary culture mingle.
For the past three decades, the city has launched its annual Fourth of July fireworks display from “A” Mountain.
About 15 years ago several Tucsonans came up with an idea to honor our region’s indigenous ancestors. It would be a statue, somewhere at the foot of Sentinel Peak, where a Pima village existed when the first Europeans arrived in the late 17th century.
I wonder who was Esther G. Castro. Also what was Oscar Elias like?
Sentinel Peak's big "A" currently has a muted green tone, apparently after St. Patrick's Day fans got to it. But the city plans to return it to its traditional white soon.
On Friday, Father Thomas Koller of Santa Cruz Parish was walking by the giant "A" on Sentinel Peak. The letter was the focus of a public fight when it was painted black, then in patriotic colors at the start of the Iraq War.
Ten years ago the passionate debate over the newly launched Iraq War found a touchstone in Tucson - the giant "A" on Sentinel Peak.
Fireworks explode over downtown Tucson during the annual fireworks show. Photo by Joshua Trujillo Neg. Sentinel Peak, Copyright 1996 The Arizona Daily Star
Taken from west side of the Tucson Community Center looking west. Photo by Jim Davis. Photo taken on 9-16-98.
Tucson's A-Mountain becomes white again from the top down after an anti-war group painted it black. A-O Painting Inc. is painting the A, which will take 60 gallons of white paint and will cost the city $3,750. Photo by Aaron J. Latham. MARCH 26, 2003 A10
Gilbert Escandón Jiménez, a longtime Menlo Park resident and "A" Mountain hiker, relaxes near the trailhead that will soon bear his name. Jiménez, 87, helped to maintain the mountain's trails for more than 70 years.
Gilbert Jiménez knows his way around Sentinel Peak.
Firefighter pair plan to sell craft beers to small Tucson restaurants.
Traffic on Sentinel Peak will be restricted Sunday afternoon
until Monday morning due to a University of Arizona homecoming