The San Simon Rest Area - Percy Jones, Jr.

The San Simon Rest Area - Percy Jones, Jr. (HMPCW)

Location: San Simon, AZ 85632 Cochise County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 14.341', W 109° 5.201'

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Dedicated to the
Engineering Achievements of
Percy Jones, Jr.
1888 -

Chief locating engineer who by sheer genius personally located more miles of Arizona highways than any other person. His college training in mining and geology combined with instincts as a pioneer desert traveler to give him uncanny abilities at pushing roads across virgin country.

The spectacular drive through Salt River Canyon on U.S. 60 is considered a high point of this "born locator's" career.

He worked for the Arizona Highway Department a year before entering World War I in 1917, returning in 1925. He became chief locating engineer in 1931 and served until 1943; the department called him back in 1955 for three more years to "trouble shoot" corridors for the new billion dollar interstate system.
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1976
Placed ByArizona State Transportation Board in cooperation with the Arizona Section, American Society of Civil Engineers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:29am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] HRKNOEPFLE  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 680267 N 3568535
Decimal Degrees32.23901667, -109.08668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.341', W 109° 5.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 20.4600" N, 109° 5' 12.0600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)520
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-10, San Simon AZ 85632, US
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