Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey - Places to Go and Things to Do

A discussion of things to do and paces to go, with the purpose of sharing, and encouraging exploration of South Jersey.

Monday, July 15, 2013

July 13 Carranza memorial & more

The Carranza memorial site is in the Wharton State Forest.  The Mexican Lindburgh crashed in 1928 on his return flight to Mexico in a sudden storm.  Many hikers have come across the monument and wondered about Emileo Carranza.  I saw a fabulous film made by a Rutgers filmmaker and lecturer named Emmons, at the Pineland Preservation Alliance sometime near the debut of the film in 2007.  Emmons received an aware for his film as he richly deserved. 

If you don't get the Courier Post, I can tell you that in the Sunday, July 14th issue, there was a color photo and a short piece about a commemorative ceremony on Saturday, July 13, the 85th anniversary of the young and heroic Mexican pilot's sudden crash in the Pinebarrens during a storm. 

Upcoming EVENT, this Sunday is the Whitall House monthly Field Day at which an upstairs room will be open for the first time.  The theme for the room will be Yellow Fever (which killed Ann Whitall) and midwifery.  If you are free you should drop by for this historic event.  Hundreds of people over the years have asked about the upstairs rooms, here is the first opportunity to see one of the upstairs rooms, beautifully furnished and staged for your visit. 

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