The San Simon Rest Area - Percy Jones, Jr.

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

Location: San Simon, AZ 85632 Cochise County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 14.15', W 109° 5.383'

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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 1948; the department called him back in 1955 for three more years to "trouble shoot" corridors for the new billion dollar interstate system.
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HM NumberHMPCV
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Year Placed1974
Placed ByArizona State Transportation Board in cooperation with the Arizona Section, American Society of Civil Engineers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 679987 N 3568177
Decimal Degrees32.23583333, -109.08971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.15', W 109° 5.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 9.00" N, 109° 5' 22.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1012 Unnamed Road, San Simon AZ 85632, US
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