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Presidio Trail---Downtown Walking Trail

There is a bright blue line to the west of the Joel D. Valdez Main library.   This line is the Presidio trail. This trail is about 2 ½ miles long.
 The Presidio Trail is a downtown walking trail. The Presidio Trail covers more than 25 historically significant sites in downtown Tucson.
Brochures about this trail are available at the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, 100 S. Church Ave., and also at hotels and restaurants.
Historical downtown locations are connected by a turquoise-colored line painted on the sidewalk for most of the length of the trail. The 23 sites are located in a loop around Downtown, from the Presidio Wall south to Carrillo Elementary School, then northeast to the Hotel Congress and northwest to finish at the Telles Block, which is now Old Town Artisans.
The bright blue turquoise color was chosen because it was the only paint that the City of Tucson had available that did not signify a water line or underground utility. ***
 
Sources: 
Arizona Daily Star,” A walk along the Turquoise path.” December 1, 2005. Page B1.
City of Tucson Planning Department Web Site:       http://www.tucsonaz.gov/planning/resources/publications/index.html#TopOfPage   Click on Presidio Trail for a brochure about it
*** "Headin' out on the Turquoise Trail." Downtown Tucsonan.  March 6, 2006. Page 7.
 
 
 
 

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