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Carranza Memorial

 
 
Carranza Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 30, 2010
1. Carranza Memorial Marker
Inscription. This monument commemorates the legacy and tragic accident of Captain Emilio Carranza Rodriguez, a Mexican aviator. Born in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico, Carranza was returning from a goodwill mission on a nonstop flight from New York to Mexico City when he crashed here during a thunderstorm. His goodwill mission marked the longest flight flown by a Mexican Aviator up until that time. Though his accomplishments earned him the nickname the "Lindbergh of Mexico." he was most often regarded among Americans and Mexicans alike as a messenger of peace, goodwill and friendship between the two nations.
The children of Mexico saved their pennies to quarry stone from Coahuila, Mexico for the construction of the monument in 1931. Each block represents a state of the Republic of Mexico.
The American Legion Post 11 erected the monument with a pledge to keep his ideals alive. Each year they honor him with a ceremony on the second Saturday in July.
The Aztec eagle is a symbol of Mexican identity, pride, leadership and dignity. The descending eagle and set of footprints mark Carranza's tragic descent and final "walk" on earth. The arrow on the reverse side symbolizes flight into the air - perpetual endurance of his dream.
Captain Carranza's Final Flight Plan Found in his pocket during his final flight was a plan to fly
Carranza Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 30, 2010
2. Carranza Memorial
The Aztec Eagle
over the noted cities to awaiting crowds.

Right side text is the same information in Spanish
 
Erected by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Parks and Forestry.
 
Location. 39° 46.648′ N, 74° 37.942′ W. Marker is in Tabernacle Township, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Carranza Road 4.4 miles from Forked Neck Road/Bozarthtown Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Wharton State Forest. Carranza Road is paved. Marker is in this post office area: Vincentown NJ 08088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument (here, next to this marker); Site of Stamping Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of African M.E. Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Indian Ann (approx. 4.6 miles away); Speedwell (approx. 4.8 miles away); Pic-A-Lilli Inn (approx. 5.5 miles away); Atsion Church & Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tabernacle Township.
 
Also see . . .  Emilio Carranza from Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePeace
 
Carranza Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 30, 2010
3. Carranza Memorial
Mensajero de paz El pueblo Mexicano anhela fructifiquen tus altos ideales
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By Deb Hartshorn, August 30, 2010
4. Carranza Memorial
Arrow
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By Deb Hartshorn, August 30, 2010
5. Carranza Memorial
Messenger of Peace The people of Mexico hope that your high ideals will be realized.
Carranza Memorial Marker on the left and the memorial on the right image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 30, 2010
6. Carranza Memorial Marker on the left and the memorial on the right
 
 
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