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Jones’ Run For Life

 
 
Jones' Run For Life Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2011
1. Jones' Run For Life Marker
Inscription. In July 1878, a band of Nez Perce Indians returning south from Canada after eluding U.S. Cavalry, crossed what is now Granite County. While passing through they attacked a small mining camp located on a tributary of Rock Creek at McKay Gulch. Three miners were killed. A fourth miner, James Jones, escaped in a hail of gunfire. Although wounded, Jones managed to out-maneuver his pursuers by climbing Mt. Emerine. He then struggled cross-country 25 miles back to Philipsburg to alert the town about the Indian danger. From that day forward Jones was known as “Nez Perce” Jones. He died in 1926 at the age of 82.
Sculptor: Benge Elliott, San Marcos, Texas
Donated by Granite County Historical Society

 
Erected by Granite County Historical Society.
 
Location. 46° 19.925′ N, 113° 17.659′ W. Marker is in Philipsburg, Montana, in Granite County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broadway Street and South Sansome Street, on the right when traveling east on East Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 South Sansome Street, Philipsburg MT 59858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philipsburg Historic District (a few steps from
Jones' Run For Life Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2011
2. Jones' Run For Life Marker
this marker); Philipsburg (a few steps from this marker); Sayrs' Building (a few steps from this marker); McDonald Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Courtney Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); 123 East Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); C.T. Huffman Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Philipsburg, Montana. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Jones' Run For Life Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2011
3. Jones' Run For Life Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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