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Heroes of October 17, 1977

 
 
Heroes of October 17, 1977 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
1. Heroes of October 17, 1977 Marker
Inscription.
Parque 17 de Octubre
Del pueblo de Masaya
en memoria de los martires
y heroes caidos en la lucha
por la liberacion nacional
en aquella epopeya gloriosa
del 17 de octubre de 1977

Francisco Castellon P. · Max Somarriba T. · Juan Carlos Herrera C. · Manuel Sanchez · Rolando Lopez P. · Norman Lopez P. · Francisco Garcia · Cmdte Israel Lewites R.

Masaya Octubre 27 de 1979
Año de la Liberacion
Patria Libre o Morir
Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional
(F.S.L.N.)

English translation:
October 17th Park
From the people of Masaya
in memory of the martyrs and heroes
fallen in the struggle for national liberation
in that glorious adventure
of October 17, 1977

Names of the fallen

Masaya, October 17, 1979
The Year of Freedom
A Free Nation or Death
Sandinista Front for National Liberation
(F.S.L.N.)

 
Erected 1979.
 
Location. 11° 58.424′ N, 86° 5.795′ W. Marker is in Masaya, Masaya. Marker is on Calle Principal, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is roughly in the center of the Central Park of Masaya.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 27 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Heroes of October 17, 1977 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
2. Heroes of October 17, 1977 Marker
. Carlos Ulloa A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Were Shot Four Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); Masaya Boy´s School (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Gonzalo Rivas Novoa (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Rigoberto Cabezas (approx. half a kilometer away); William Walker's Stables (approx. 16.3 kilometers away in Granada); Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 (approx. 26.8 kilometers away in Managua); The Presidential House of Nicaragua (approx. 26.8 kilometers away in Managua). Click for a list of all markers in Masaya.
 
Regarding Heroes of October 17, 1977. On October 17, 1977 members of the FSLN attacked the National Guard headquarters nearby in Masaya. This attack was part of the offensive which eventually led to the overthrow of Somoza Debayle in 1979.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Cultural Patrimony and Birthplace of the Revolution additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
3. Cultural Patrimony and Birthplace of the Revolution additional marker
Nearby, some steps to the north, is this additional marker which reads: En esta plaza, Masaya, fue declarada Patrimonio Cultural de la Nacion y Cuna de la Insurreccion, En sesión solemne y extraordinaria de la Asamblea Nacional al celebrarse el 150 aniversario de haber sido elevada a la categoria de ciudad el 2 de septiembre de 1989, fecha en que tambien fue la sede de los poderes del estado, Alcadia Municipal, Masaya

English:
In this plaza, Masaya was declared to be Cultural Patrimony of the Nation and Birthplace of the Revolution, in solemn and extraordinary session of the National Assembly in order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of being elevated to the category of city on September 2, 1989, a date in which it was also the seat of all three branches of the State, Municipal Mayor's Office, Masaya.
Bust of Sandino and additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
4. Bust of Sandino and additional marker
A few steps south of the marker is this bust of Augusto Sandino and a small marker which reads: General de Hombres Libres, Augusto C. Sandino, 18-5-1895 -- 21-2-1934, Masaya 18 de Mayo 1988 (English: General of Free Men, Augusto C. Sandino, 5-18-1894 -- 2-21-1934, Masaya May 18, 1988).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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