Pioneers Monument (1934)  

(artist unknown)
  
DESCRIPTION:  10-foot by 7-foot concrete monument structure with an inset granite bas relief panel and three bronze dedication panels, surrounded by a semi-circular field stone wall
COMMENT:  The inset bas relief depicts the Pomona area's early settlers (see below).  Neither the Monument nor library records contain information on the artist(s) or sculptor(s).

THE PUBLIC ART:
© Public Art in Public Places Project

© Public Art in Public Places Project

THE PUBLIC PLACE:
©
 Public Art in Public Places Project


Additional information:

Dedication panels and text (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



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