The Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood

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Walking Tour

Ruins, Fort Lowell [19K]
Fort Lowell Ruins
Arizona Historical Society #47136

"Local life is intricately dependent for its quality, and also for its continuance, upon local knowledge. Without a complex knowledge of one's place it is inevitable that the place will be used carelessly and eventually destroyed."

A Continuous Harmony, Wendell Berry

THE OLD FORT LOWELL NEIGHBORHOOD has been called a microcosm of Southwest history because of the many cultures that are a part of its past. A historic district lies within its boundaries; ancient Hohokam dwellings and artifacts are recorded and interpreted in Fort Lowell Park; Mormon aqueducts still carry water and harbor wildlife; ruins of Fort Lowell are preserved and interpreted by the Arizona Historical Society Branch Museum; descendants of Mexican settlers of El Fuerte (The Fort) still reside in the adobe homes of their ancestors.

We welcome you to our tour and celebration of the Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood, and we encourage your questions. Scholars and/or residents are available at the sites to fill the inevitable gaps left in this brief summary.

Begin the tour of the Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood.

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