Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California

Jack Cones Adobe and Landing Field

Twentynine Palms' most beloved lawman, Jack Cones, was appointed constable in 1932. Afterwards he was reelected five times. Jack was the law here until his death in 1960. He earned the nickname, "the Flying Constable," by patrolling his 2,800-square-mile jurisdiction in a Piper J-3 Cub.

Jack and his wife, Clara, homesteaded in Twentynine Palms in 1928. Later they purchased 30 acres closer to town and it was on this land that Jack built the first airstrip in Twentynine Palms which he opened to the public.


 

After Jack's death in 1960 a plaque honoring him was purchased with donations from those whose lives he had touched. That plaque was placed in the hall of the Civic Center.

Jack Cones Memorial Plaque
Jack Cones Memorial Plaque - Twentynine Palms City Hall

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