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The Carranza Memorial

AMERICAN LEGION
Post 11,   Mount Holly, NJ


       A Stone Monument Commemorating Captain Emilio Carranza, the Mexican Aviator whose plane crashed during a thunderstorm at this site on July 12, 1928 while on the return leg of a goodwill flight between Mexico City and New York. His goodwill mission marked the longest flight flown by a Mexican Aviator.

Every year Mount Holly Post 11 of the American Legion holds a Memorial Service at the Monument to honor the fallen aviator. The Memorial Service is held on the Second Saturday of July at 1:00 p.m.

After the tragedy in 1928, the members of Post 11 made a promise to keep the memory of Emilio Carranza and his mission of Good Will and Peace alive. Every year since 1928, the members of American Legion Post 11 have kept that promise that their preceding comrades had made without fail. .


Directions

  Latitude Longitude
GPS N 39 46.652 W 074 37.924
Decimal N 39.777533 W 74.632067
Degree Minute Seconds N 39 46 39 W 74 37 55
UTM       18N X = 531508 Y = 4403131

Elevation 97'


Directions:

From the North: NJ Turnpike South to Exit No. 7. Follow signs for 206 south. Drive approximately 14 miles south on 206 to the Red Lion Circle (70/206). Continue on 206 south through the circle approximately 1 mile. Bear left off 206 onto Carranza Road (Rt. 648). Drive approximately 1.5 miles to first stop sign. Continue through the Route 532 stop sign (Nixon's General Store on the left and Russo's farm store on the right), on Carranza Rd. in Tabernacle. After a couple of miles of sparsely settled farm land and small affluent developments you will enter the Wharton State Forest. Go Past the turnoff for the old NJ Correctional System Boot Camp and continue another 1.8 Miles. The Carranza Memorial site will be in a clearing on your right.

From the South: Route 206 North out of Hammonton. About 2 miles short of the Red Lion Circle (206/70) turn right onto Medford Lakes/Chatsworth Road (Rt. 532). Drive approximately 1 mile to first stop sign. Make a right onto Carranza Road (Rt. 648). After a couple of miles of sparsely settled farm land and small affluent developments you will enter the Wharton State Forest. Go Past the turnoff for the old NJ Correctional System Boot Camp and continue another 1.8 Miles. The Carranza Memorial site will be in a clearing on your right.

From the West: Route 70 East to the Red Lion Circle(206/70). Continue 1/4 of the way around the circle onto 206 south for about 1 mile. Bear left off 206 onto Carranza Road (Rt. 648). Drive approximately 1.5 miles to first stop sign. Continue through the Route 532 stop sign (Nixon's General Store on the left and Russo's farm store on the right), on Carranza Rd. After a couple of miles of sparsely settled farm land and small affluent developments you will enter the Wharton State Forest. Go Past the turnoff for the old NJ Correctional System Boot Camp and continue another 1.8 Miles. The Carranza Memorial site will be in a clearing on your right.

From the East: Route 70 West to the Red Lion Circle (206/70). Proceed 3/4 of the way around the circle onto 206 south for about 1 mile. Bear left on Carranza Road (Rt. 648). Continue through the Route 532 stop sign (Nixon's General Store on the left and Russo's farm store on the right), on Carranza Rd. in Tabernacle. After a couple of miles of sparsely settled farm land and small affluent developments you will enter the Wharton State Forest. Go Past the turnoff for the old NJ Correctional System Boot Camp and continue another 1.8 Miles. The Carranza Memorial site will be in a clearing on your right.