Meet The General
Hazel Patton & Family
Opening Day - June 2nd, 2001
It takes strength to be a leader. A steady vision, a strong heart. Even as carousel carvers were crafting the features of a valiant white mount that would carry an American flag, the horse had already earned a name - The General.
The military ranking only seemed right for the horse that would lead Salem's Riverfront Carousel, and a fitting tribute to the energetic woman, Hazel Patton, who led the community campaign to make it happen.