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Obelisk of the Children Heroes

Obelisco a los Niños Héroes

 
 
Obelisk of the Children Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
1. Obelisk of the Children Heroes Marker
Inscription.
Es el primer monumento erigido en honor a los Niños Héroes en 1884, creado a instancias de Don Porfirio Díaz siendo presidente Manuel González. Fue diseñado por el Arq. Ramón Rodríguez Arangoity. El obelisco está ornamentado en la parte superior con una paloma y una estrella dorada y protegido por una cerca de hierro adornada con las haces de lanzas envueltos en crespones. Ahí figuran los nombres de los alumnos de Colegio Militar que fueron muertos o heridos el 13 de septiembre de 1847.

English translation:
In 1884 this was the first monument erected in honor of the Children Heroes, created under the direction of Porfirio Díaz under Presidente Manuel González. It was designed by the architect Ramón Rodríguez Arangoity. The obelisk is adorned on its top by a dove and a golden star and protected by an iron fence made of poleaxes wrapped in ribbons. Engraved on the monument are the names of the students of the Military College that died or were injured in the Battle for Chapultepec on September 13, 1847.
 
Location. 19° 25.225′ N, 99° 10.822′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. The marker and monument are to the east of the Chapultepec Hill and Castle, on the walking path around the south of the hill.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Obelisk of the Children Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. Obelisk of the Children Heroes Marker
The small, older marker directly to the left of this marker indicates that the monument was the work of the engineer Román Rodríguez Arrangoiti during 1880 to 1881.
are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (here, next to this marker); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (a few steps from this marker); Chapultepec Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castle Garden (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sounds in the Distance (about 90 meters away); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (about 120 meters away); From the Peak (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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