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Guatemalan Revolution of 1944

 
 
Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
1. Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker
Inscription.
Homenaje del pueblo de Guatemala
a sus heroes historicos
protagonistas de la gloriosa
Revolución del 20 de Octubre de 1944

English translation:
A tribute from the Guatemalan people to the historic heroes of the glorious Revolution of October 20, 1944

 
Location. 14° 38.55′ N, 90° 30.788′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 6a Calle. Click for map. This marker is embedded into the sidewalk directly in front of Guatemala's Naional Palace (Palacio Nacional). Marker is at or near this postal address: 6a Calle, Zone 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); The Central American Act of Independence (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (about 180 meters away); Mariano Guerrero de Léon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City
Wide view of Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
2. Wide view of Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker
The marker is embedded directly in the entranceway of the National Palace of Culture.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Guatemalan Revolution of 1944. The October 20, 1944 revolution in Guatemala overthrew dictator Jorge Ubico. A series of democratic, labor and agrarian reforms were started, although a US backed counter-revolution in 1954 eliminated almost all gains. This period is commonly known as the "Ten Years of Spring" in Guatemalan history.
 
Also see . . .  Guatemalan Revolution of October 20, 1944. (Submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
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Guatemalan National Palace of Culture image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
3. Guatemalan National Palace of Culture
The National Palace of Culture was built from 1939 to 1944 during the regime of President Jorge Ubico, later overthrown during the Revolution of 1944.
Zero marker for Guatemala's road system image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
4. Zero marker for Guatemala's road system
This marker is supposedly the "zero point" for Guatemala's road system, with highway markers measuring from this point. It is located a few steps north of the "Guatemalan Revolution of 1944" marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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