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The Beginning of Gulfport

Joseph T Jones was instrumental in the “founding” of Gulfport, my home town. I knew a fair amount... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
A Picture Moment

Joseph Jones is a major part of my book "Gulfport Celebration" He made the city a reality and... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Dan P
Pass Christian, Mississippi
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21 Feb 2018
“The Beginning of Gulfport”
11 Aug 2017
“A Picture Moment”
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Joseph Jones is a major part of my book "Gulfport Celebration" He made the city a reality and caused the City to Grow!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dan P
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 25 December 2016

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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Every time I pass or visit this statue I am reminded of my childhood summers/weekends spent at the downtown Gulfport public library! I am so happy that although the library is long gone that they have still kept this monument! Great Gulfport history and heritage...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Alison C
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

So wonderful statue for the founder of the city of Gulfport and the man who helped it really get on its way a nice little history of him and things he's done. at the corner of Highway 90 and 21st ave.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 29 January 2014

The Joseph T. Jones statue is located at the corner of Highway 90 and 21st Avenue. Jones is the founder of Gulfport and this Georgia marble memorial celebrates his life. Those interested in local history should visit to learn more about the life of this...More

Date of experience: January 2014
4  Thank athomeinthepines
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