Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
John P. Jones Monument
In honor of John P. Jones, founder of Santa Monica and for thirty years a Senator of the United States, pioneer of the West, statesman, philosopher, friend.
On the spot he loved so well this memorial has been erected in recognition of his services to the City of Santa Monica and to the nation.
In the evening of his life John P. Jones used to come each day to sit in this spot and watch the sun set over the ocean.
Location. 34° 1.015′ N, 118° 30.106′ W. Marker is in Santa Monica, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Ocean Avenue just north of Wilshire Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. It is in Palisades Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Monica CA 90401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Discovery of Santa Monica (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Trees of Santa Monica” (about 500 feet away); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rapp’s Saloon (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Santa Monica Pier Carousel Santa Monica Pier (approx. 0.6 miles away); Olympiad Rose Bush (approx. 0.6 miles away); World’s First Flying Automobile (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Monica.
Regarding John P. Jones Monument. John Percival Jones (1829–1912) was a politician who served for 30 years as a United States Senator from Nevada. He made a fortune in silver mining and was a co-founder of the town of Santa Monica, California.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “Jones visited Los Angeles in 1874 and bought a three quarter interest in Colonel Robert S. Baker’s ranch in Santa Monica. In 1875, Jones and Baker laid out the town of Santa Monica. Jones built the first railroad, the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad, from Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Due to financial pressures, Jones was forced to sell the railroad to Southern Pacific in 1877.” (Submitted on March 1, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.