July 26, 2017 / Modified jul 26, 2017 11:05 a.m.

Picacho Peak

Visiting one of the most remarkable landmarks in Southern Arizona.

Take a trip to the iconic Picacho Peak.

Picacho Peak is one of the most recognizable landmarks in southern Arizona with its unmistakable shape and height along a valley between Tucson and Phoenix. In this story we learn about the geology and ecology of the place and also address a bit of its history. It includes a Civil War battle and a stop by the Mormon Battalion in 1846 on its way from Iowa to California, in what has been described as the longest military march in U.S. history.

Producer: Tony Paniagua
Videographer: Steve Riggs, Bob Lindberg
Editor: Steve Riggs

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