“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Roseville in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Benito Juarez

1807 - 1872

Benito Juarez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 8, 2015
1. Benito Juarez Marker
President of Mexico 1858-1872 Successfully led his country against the Empire of Maximilian and pronounced these immortal words: "The respect for the rights of others is peace"

Donated by Alberto and Carmen Heredia and Family
Dedicated April 6, 1980
Rudy Cuellar, Coordinator
Erected 1980 by Alberto and Carmen Heredia and Family.
Location. 38° 44.645′ N, 121° 16.996′ W. Marker is in Roseville, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Douglas Boulevard west of Park Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville CA 95678, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roseville - Placer County Vietnam Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roseville Veterans Memorial (approx. Ľ mile away); Roseville V.F.W. Post 1661 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eagles Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Railroad Hobbies Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roseville’s First City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Roseville (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Roseville.
More about this marker.
Benito Juarez Statue and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 8, 2015
2. Benito Juarez Statue and Marker - Wide View
The Juárez monument and marker are found at the southernmost part of Royer Park, and are easily visible from Douglas Boulevard.
Regarding Benito Juarez. The "Empire of Maximilian" referred to is the Second Mexican Empire, with the French-installed Maximilian I as monarch. When the French withdrew from Mexico in 1866, the Empire collapsed, Juárez was restored as president of the whole country, and Maximilian was executed in 1867.

Juárez' original quote was "Entre los individuos como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.", which is translated as, "Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace."
Also see . . .
1. Mexico's Lincoln: The ecstasy and agony of Benito Juarez. Both the Lincoln and Johnson administrations sided with the Juárez faction and against Maximilian and the French, providing political support and arms. provides a short synopsis of situation during the Lincoln administration: "...Though Lincoln obviously had his hands full with the Civil War, he did what he could to help Juárez. Union General Phil Sheridan wrote in his journal that "we continued supplying arms and munitions to the liberals, sending as many as 30,000 muskets from Baton Rouge alone." To Sheridan came this order
Benito Juarez Statue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 8, 2015
3. Benito Juarez Statue
from General Grant, which of course originated with Lincoln: "Concentrate in all available points in the States an army strong enough to move against the invaders of Mexico." How Juárez reciprocated Lincoln's friendly attitude is shown by his response to an ill-advised overture he received from the Confederate government. The South had sent a delegation, under John T. Pickett, to try and win over the juaristas. Juárez, to put it mildly, sent the Confederates a message -- throwing Pickett into a Mexico City jail for thirty days and then expelling him from the country."
(Submitted on December 8, 2015.) 

2. City Celebrates The Opening of Alberto & Carmen Heredia Park. On the Heredias, the donors who had this monument installed: "Alberto & Carmen Heredia were born in Mexico and came to Roseville in 1943 as a guest laborer under the Bracero Program and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad. In 1965, Alberto and Carmen opened Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant on Riverside Avenue. Alberto and Carmen were instrumental in increasing the interest for soccer for all ages and genders by organizing soccer teams and sponsoring many sport teams in Roseville. Furthermore, the Heredia's donated the first monument in Northern California dedicated to a Mexican hero - a statue of Benito Juarez stands in Roseville's Royer Park." (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
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