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Near Fort Thomas in Graham County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Melvin Jones International Memorial

 
 
Melvin Jones International Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
1. Melvin Jones International Memorial Marker
Inscription. Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879, near this site in Fort Thomas. He lived here for the first eight years of his life, during the Indian Wars here. In 1917, Melvin Jones formed Lions Clubs International with 20 delegates representing 27 clubs in the United States. There are now Lions Clubs through out the world, providing improved vision and hearing to thousands of people each year.
 
Location. 33° 2.277′ N, 109° 58.014′ W. Marker is near Fort Thomas, Arizona, in Graham County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 306, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Thomas AZ 85536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geronimo (approx. 4 miles away); First Home of Eastern Arizona College (approx. 15.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  About the Melvin Jones Memorial. Located at Fort Thomas, Arizona, the Melvin Jones Lions International Memorial was erected and dedicated in 1965. This came years after a movement by the Arizona Lions to find a way to honor Melvin Jones, founder of the largest humanitarian service organization in the world, "LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL A. (Submitted on February 28, 2010.)
Melvin Jones International Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
2. Melvin Jones International Memorial Marker
 
 
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Melvin Jones International Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
3. Melvin Jones International Memorial
Melvin Jones International Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
4. Melvin Jones International Memorial
Marker to the left of the Melvin Jones International Memorial entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
5. Marker to the left of the Melvin Jones International Memorial entrance.
Erected by the Lions Clubs of Arizona This commemoration is the result of years of efforts by members of the Safford Lions Club and is a pledge of continued service to mankind in the tradition of Lionism and
Melvin Jones

Dedicated June 27, 1965
Sculptor Emil Galandi Designer Rodger David
Marker to the right of the Melvin Jones International Memorial entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 25, 2010
6. Marker to the right of the Melvin Jones International Memorial entrance.
Ft. Thomas Frontier Fort
Birthplace of Melvin Jones
Son of Captain Calvin Jones U. S. Cav.
Lions Club International
Worlds largest service club
Founded in Chicago 1917 by the efforts
of
Jan 13, 1879 Melvin Jones June 1, 1961
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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