Pioneers Monument 1934  

[This site provides information on the Monument's sculptural features and dedication]


DESCRIPTION: 
10-foot by 7-foot concrete monument with inset granite bas relief sculpture depicting the area's early settlers, 3 bronze dedication panels (artist unknown), 
surrounded by a semi-circular stone wall 

LOCATION:  
Ganesha Park, Val Vista Street west of White Avenue, Pomona, CA

THE PUBLIC ART:
    
© Public Art in Public Places Project

THE PUBLIC PLACE:
©
 Public Art in Public Places Project


Additional information:

DEDICATION PANELS (damaged):
PIONEERS MONUMENT
ERECTED SEPTEMBER 1934 IN
MEMORY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS
IN THE SAN JOSE VALLEY.

 
IGNACIO PALOMARES, RICARDO VEJAR, 
LUIS ARENAS, WHO UNDER GRANT
OF LAND DESIGNATED AS RANCHO SAN
JOSE ISSUED IN 1837 AND 1840 BY

JUAN B ALVARADO GOVERNOR
OF CALIFORNIA, BECAME THE
OWNERS OF THE LAND NOW OC
CUPIED BY THE CITY OF POMONA.

1934 DEDICATION CEREMONY:
Courtesy of UCLA Libraries

Senora Louisa Arenas de Stanchfield, presiding over the 1934 Pioneers Monument dedication
Courtesy of City of Pomona Library