Toms River, New Jersey: Akron Airship Disaster Memorial

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Address:
Oakdale St., Toms River, NJ
Directions:
At the traffic circle in Lakehurst, turn east onto Hwy 37. Drive 1.5 miles. Take the jughandle turn on the right for Commonwealth Blvd. Cross Hwy 37 and drive on Commonwealth about a quarter-mile. Turn left onto Oakdale St. Drive five blocks. You'll see a small park on the right with a colonnade memorial to the Grand Army of the Republic; the Akron plaque is mortared into the center column.
Admission:
Free
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Akron Airship Disaster Memorial

Only a few miles from the memorial to the much-better-known Hindenburg disaster is this tiny memorial to the Akron, a much worse airship disaster that happened four years earlier.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/02/2013]

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Akron Airship Disaster Memorial

The Akron Airship Disaster Memorial is on a Civil War monument.

[Wayne G., 10/20/2013]

Possibly the tiniest memorial in proportion to a giant thing. The Akron was 785 feet long; its memorial is a little plaque and a fragment of its metal framework. They were cemented into an entirely different, older monument to Union veterans of the Civil War.


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