Tucson Pioneers: Presidio Cem. A Virtual Cemetery created by: Carolyn Gray
Description: In 1775, the Spanish army staked its claim to this land (now the state of Arizona) by building the fortress, or presidio, which would soon become the center of Tucson. Both the Spanish and the fortress are long gone now, and all that's left of the presidio is a plaqueThe Presidio Cemetery was the original burial ground for Tucson soldiers. Graves were relocated to Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson, just 2 miles north of the Presidio.