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Joseph T. Jones Statue

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interceptpubs wrote a review Oct 2019
Columbus, Indiana1,004 contributions476 helpful votes
This is currently a large construction site. If the statue is here, it is well hidden behind fences, construction equipment, etc.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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The_Loup_Garou wrote a review Feb 2018
Phoenix, Arizona159,362 contributions2,552 helpful votes
Joseph T Jones was instrumental in the “founding” of Gulfport, my home town. I knew a fair amount of his history, and especially with the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad, plus the creation of the Port. Unlike near-by Biloxi, Gulfport was very late onto the scene. It was basically a sandy stretch of land, at the boundary of the pine forest, and the edge of Mississippi Sound (a part of the Gulf of Mexico). That pine forest was part of the reason that Jones became interested in the area. We had visited the Joseph T Jones statue in June of 2017. It was the first time for my wife, who grew up in New Orleans. Soon afterwards, I accompanied her on a junket to Buffalo, NY, with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and made a connection – Joseph T Jones was from Buffalo! If my Mississippi History classes had covered that, I had completely forgotten. On a warm February day, we were back to the statue, while touring Jones Park. We had now come “full-circle,” and had filled in a few blanks. Considering the impact that Jones had on Gulfport, and really, the entire Gulf Coast, this is a must-do, to sort of “start the journey.” On a baseline of the history of Gulfport, this is the ZERO point, and almost everything else, comes after it.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Dan P wrote a review Aug 2017
Pass Christian, Mississippi202 contributions20 helpful votes
Joseph Jones is a major part of my book "Gulfport Celebration" He made the city a reality and caused the City to Grow!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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The_Loup_Garou wrote a review Jun 2017
Phoenix, Arizona159,362 contributions2,552 helpful votes
Growing up in Gulfport, I knew Joseph T Jones early on. The memorial to him is an important part of the history of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We just stopped by, on our recent visit to the Coast, and I gave my wife an explanation of his importance. She knew Jones Park, but did not know why, and for whom it was named. Now she does, thanks to this memorial statue. Worth a stop, if one cares at all about the history of the Coast
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Date of experience: June 2017
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cdhcch wrote a review Dec 2016
Cedar Rapids, Iowa595 contributions102 helpful votes
A drive by of a City landmark. It was nice to see a little of the local history. It is surround by some interesting buildings and downtown.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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