Monday, December 24, 2012

The Flying Paper Boy


One of the most obscure, remote monuments in America, marking the spot where "the flying paper boy of the Guadalupes" crashed, but I managed to stumble upon it. It's located near Queen, New Mexico.

The story can be found here.........

In Memoriam Frank A. Kindel
The Flying Paper Boy Of The Guadalupes
October 30, 1892 - May 31, 1964

Whatever propelled Frank A Kindel through life left an undiminishing wake.
Whether riding his unicycle in a parade, greeting and entertaining visitors to his community or dropping newspapers from his Piper Cruiser to ranchers and hunters in these Guadalupe Mountains he lived a life of service dedicated to his family, his community and his fellow man.
On his last day in life, he flew the Rev. Willis E. Plapp to this site to conduct sunrise services for members of the Pecos Valley Trail Ride.
The services were the last for Frank. He flew across the great divide into eternity when his plane crashed near this spot in the Lincoln National Forest.

This one store was just about all I saw in Queen....

  Queen currently has a population of about 50 and is southwest of Carlsbad, in the foothills on the east side of the Guadalupe Mountains.

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