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A Guide To Its Present And Past
Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey
American Guide Series

Originally published in 1939
Some of this information may no longer be current and in that case is presented for historical interest only.

Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2003

Tour 6
South from the Northwest Corner – Tabernacle

At 116.9 miles is the junction with the hard-surfaced Tabernacle-Sandy Ridge Rd.

Left on this road is TABERNACLE, 1.4 miles (100 alt., 100 pop.), a hamlet in the wilderness where several roads meet. The tabernacle that gave its name to the place is believed to have sheltered David Brainerd, who worked among the Indians of the pines prior to the Revolution.

Southeast of Tabernacle on an improved road is HIGH CROSSING, 8 miles, summit of a low sandy ridge on the Jersey Central R.R. Immediately south of the crossing, about 50 feet (R) from the road, is the CARRANZA MONUMENT, a square, tapered shaft 10 feet high, in the center of a clearing. It was built through gifts of Mexican school children to the memory of Capt. Emilio Carranza, the pilot who fell to his death here in 1928. Carranza was returning to Mexico after a good-will flight to New York, repaying the similar visit of Charles A. Lindbergh.

Mile after mile US 206 cuts through stunted woods. Occasional clearings reveal a struggling effort at farming and a small unpainted house. Cranberry bogs provide employment for many of the residents here.

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