Superior in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Robert Taylor 'Bob' Jones
February 8, 1884 – June 11, 1958
1916 – 1921 Postmaster • 1931 – 1939 State Senator
1939 – 1940 Sixth Governor – State of Arizona
Erected 1994 by Lost Dutchman Ch. 5917, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
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. Marker is located in front of the Robert Taylor Museum at the intersection of Main Street and North Neary Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 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 (approx. 2.1 miles away); What is the Story Behind the Picketpost House? (approx. 3.3 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 2. submitted on August 7, 2010. 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.