This is a new photo of Alton Jones. He appears to be in his 20’s. It was contributed by Bobby and Pat Jones
Stone wells ran on gasoline engines that went very, very slow to gain mechanical advantage to pump the well with. They were 20 feet in diameter.
Antique spurs belonging to Bill and Pansy Jones.
When Bill Jones was about 16, he was working with his father, Tom, for the Circle Cross out with the wagons. Bill had a horse that he couldn’t make go very good.
There was once an indian monument at the top of Wind Mountain. As Bobby remembers Bob telling him, when Bob was a kid, around 10 years old, the monument could be seen from the ground. In WWII the Signal Corp tore it down.
When going to Alamogordo NM to get on the train to go to the Army during World War 1, Alton Jones and a few friends were out in the red sands almost to the train tracks headed to town in a Model T.
The Jones men were good horseman. One of the reasons for this is growing up they had to break aged horses. And while they were riding a bronc their father, Thomas Willis Jones, would ride up beside them…
Earl Coors, Paul Gentry, and Hugh Roberts got the adventurous idea to try to bulldog a deer from a jeep out on the salts flats, around Dell City.