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Old 01-20-2010, 11:34 AM   #46
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You have heard Carranza Road mentioned here.
The name comes from a Mexican pilot who was basicaly the Charles Lindbergh of Mexico named Emilio Carranza.

The road is named after him because on his flight home from New York to Mexico he crashed in the Pine Barrens at what is now Tabernacle.

The American Legion Post 11 of Mount Holly takes care of the Memorial and does services there every year to commemorate the tragedy.
The link above takes you to their information about Emilio Carranza and the Memorial.

Here is the memorial.

Close ups of all four sides.

"The Aztec eagle is a symbol of Mexican identity, pride, leadership and dignity. The descending eagle and set of footprints mark Carranza'a tragic descent and final "walk" on earth." (taken from sign shown below)

"The arrow symbolizes flight into the air - perpetual endurance of his dream." (taken from sign shown below)

Here is the sign that you can see in the first picture that the above information was taken from.

And this is Carranza Road in front of the memorial heading south east.

The road is paved here, but just a little further down it turns into dirt/sand.

Here is some more information from Roadside America.

State Tag #317 Carranza Monument.

Carranza Memorial @

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