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Superior in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Robert Taylor ‘Bob’ Jones

February 8, 1884 – June 11, 1958

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
1. Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones Marker
Inscription. Born in Rutledge, Tennessee, he became a self-taught construction engineer and builder of railroads. In 1909, he settled in the mining town of Superior, site of the Magma Copper Company. He opened his first drug store in Superior in 1913, later expanding into Phoenix and Tucson. He began his commitment to public service in 1916.
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1916 – 1921 Postmaster 1931 – 1939 State Senator
1939 – 1940 Sixth Governor – State of Arizona

 
Erected 1994 by Lost Dutchman Ch. 5917, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 33° 17.618′ N, 111° 5.903′ W. Marker is in Superior, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Robert Taylor Museum at the intersection of Main Street and North Neary Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Superior AZ 85173, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. US 60 History Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Pinal Cemetery
Governor Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones image. Click for full size.
By State of Arizona
2. Governor Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Picket Post Mountain (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sonora, Arizona (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones. Governor Robert T. Jones (1884-1958)

Businessman Robert T. Jones had the reins of the state government for one term (1939-1941) as Arizona slowly recovered from the Great Depression.
Jones, a civil engineer, came to the Arizona Territory in 1909 to help in the building of the Southern Pacific Railroad, having learned his trade on construction projects in Mexico and the Panama Canal. He went into business opening a drug store in Tucson, then a larger one in Phoenix, later also operating a cattle ranch near Chandler. In 1953, he opened Jones Western Wear in Phoenix.
Source: http://www.mcdonaldlawaz.com/aroundaz/graves.htm#jones
 
Categories. Politics
 
Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
3. Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones Marker
Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
4. Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones Museum
 
 
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