Wildcats (MIA)  LbNA # 10694 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateSep 5 2004
LocationTucson, AZ
Planted ByToucan    
Found By LBx_family
Last Found Jul 5 2005
Hike Distance?

***** As of April 2006 this box has been reported missing. I will update this message when it is replaced.

University of Arizona was first conceived in 1885 when the territorial legislative donated $25,000 to build the college. The original 40 acres of land were donated by two gamblers and a saloon keeper. First classes were held in 1891 with 32 students and six teachers in the original building called Old Main. The building is still in use today. The first two classes offered were Agriculture and Mines. In 1916 the Main Gate was built. It was made from volcanic rock that came from “A” Mountain.

Starting Point:
University of Arizona's Main Gate.

From the Main Gate entrance, head East onto the campus. Immediately after the blue emergency beacon turn North on a concrete path. Walk a short distance to the first green bench. Just before the bench, turn West and walk (off the path) to the blue bench. Have a seat under the Cupressus Arizonica. Looking East, find the closest multi trunk tree. Look at the base of the tree – you will see several hollows. When you are sure nobody is watching, walk over to the largest hollow and look beneath a rock and some leaves.