The San Simon Rest Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 32° 14.150 W 109° 05.383
12S E 679988 N 3568176
Quick Description: Dedicated to the Engineering Achievements of Percy Jones, Jr.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2011 6:28:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMBQTR
Views: 3

Long Description:
Inscription: The San Simon Rest Area 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 1948; the department called him back in 1955 for three more years to "trouble shoot" corridors for the new billion dollar interstate system.
Marker Name: The San Simon Rest Area

Type of history commemorated: Person

County: Cochise

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Arizona State Transportation Board in cooperation with the Arizona Section, American Society of Civil Engineers.


Year placed: 1974

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