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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919

El Acta de los Tres Dobleces

 
 
Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 27, 2015
1. Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919 Marker
Inscription.
La gratitud del pueblo ¿Graba con
caracteres de cariño? Los nombres de
los valientes que firmaron la memorable Acta del 25 de Diciembre
de 1919

Julio Bianchi. ∙ Jose Azmitia. ∙ Eduardo Camacho. ∙ Manuel Cobos Batres. ∙ Luis P. Aguirre. ∙ Emilio Escamilla. ∙ Tacito Molina Y. ∙ Adalberto A. Saravia. ∙ Luis Beltranena. ∙ Salvador Matheu ∙ Guillermo Rosales A. ∙ Jose Alvarado. ∙ Alberto Mejicanos. ∙ Enrique Forno. ∙ Leopoldo Alcain. ∙ Mariano Castillo A. ∙ B. de Leon G. ∙ Juan Rosales Alcantara. ∙ Vicente Arevalo. ∙ Isaac Archila. ∙ Victor M. Alcantara. ∙ Ramon Godoy. ∙ Jose Ma Saravia. ∙ J. Miguel Leal A. ∙ Eduardo Castellanos C. ∙ Federico Castañeda G. ∙ Francisco Villacorta. ∙ Jorge Garcia Granandos. ∙ Jose Barillas F. ∙ Juan Vicente Villacorta. ∙ Silverio Ortiz. ∙ Damian Caniz. ∙ Jose Antonio Lopez. ∙ Teodulo Vega M. ∙ Bernabe Salazar. ∙ Rafael J. Foronda. ∙ Tereso A. Rojas. ∙ Diego Dean Galvez. ∙ J. Demetrio Avila. ∙ Sabino Saucedo. ∙ Saturnino Gonzalez. ∙ Eusebio Castillo. ∙ Agustin Hernandez. C. ∙ Juan H. Ortiz. ∙ J.A. Estrada. ∙ Miguel Tizon.
Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 27, 2015
2. Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919 Marker
The marker is high on the wall on the right side of the street. The Arch of Saint Catalina can be seen in the distance to the north.
∙ Francisco Rodriguez. ∙ Rafael Gonzalez C. ∙ Pioquinto J. Velazquez.

y glorifica la memoria de los heroes
que sucumbieron en la lucha
libertadora de 1920
Antigua Guatemala 1920

English translation:
Is the gratefulness of the people written with kindness? These are the names of the brave men that signed the memorable Act of December 25, 1919

Names of the Act’s signers

Glory to the memory of the heroes that fell in the fight for liberty in 1920

 
Erected 1920.
 
Location. 14° 33.514′ N, 90° 44.053′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Marker is on 5a Avenida Norte, on the right when traveling north. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Printing Press in Central America (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Antigua Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Site (about 150 meters away); The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park (about 180 meters away); California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala (about 210 meters away); Francisco Marroquín (about 210 meters away); Sculptor Quirio Cataño
Antigua's Saint Catalina Arch image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 27, 2015
3. Antigua's Saint Catalina Arch
The iconic arch near the marker was originally built in the colonial period as a walkway so that nuns could cross the street without being seen by outsiders. It was restored in 1890 and the clock added. The clock was restored in 1993.
(about 210 meters away); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (about 210 meters away); House of Bernal Díaz del Castillo (about 240 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919. Manuel Estrada Cabrera had been dictator of Guatemala for more than 20 years when on Christmas Day 1919 a diverse group of both conservative and liberal Guatemalan social, religious and political leaders signed an act creating the new Unionist political party and demanding the resignation of Cabrera. Cabrera attempted to use his loyal Army forces against the Unionist supporters, attacking them from his official residence. After a week of fighting, the Unionist forces were finally able to arrest Cabrera and schedule new elections.
 
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Small additional marker near the Santa Catalina Arch image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 27, 2015
4. Small additional marker near the Santa Catalina Arch
This marker is to the right under the arch, while traveling north along the street. It reads: Reconocimiento por la restauracion del Reloj. A los señores: Rafael y Rodrigo Gaytan ∙ Antigua G. 20.10.1993 ∙ Municipalidad 1991-1996 (English: Recognition for the restoration of the Clock, to the gentlemen: Rafael and Rodrigo Gaytan ∙ Antigua Guatemala ∙ October 20, 1993 ∙ Municipal Government of 1991-1996)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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