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San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Reconstruction After Guatemala's 1976 Earthquake

 
 
Reconstruction After Guatemala's 1976 Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
1. Reconstruction After Guatemala's 1976 Earthquake Marker
Inscription.
El municipio de San Bartolome Milpas Altas
Depto. Sac. y la Gran Logia de Guatemala
Expresan su agradecimiento a todas las personas e
instituciones que directa o indirectamente colaboraron
en la reconstrucción de esta comunidad, totalmente
destruido por el terremoto del 4 de febrero de 1976
especialmente a Servicio Mundial de Iglesias (C.W.S.),
Agencia Internacional para el Desarrollo (A.I.D.),
Union Centroamericana de Iglesias Adventistas,
Cementos Novella, S.A. y Duralita, S.A., que donaron
la mayor parte de los materiales de construcción.
San Bartolome, M.A. febrero de 1977

English translation:
The municipality of San Bartolome Milpas Altas
In the department of Sacatepéquez and the Grand Lodge of Guatemala
Express their thanks to all people and institutions that
directly or indirectly collaborated
in the reconstruction of this community, totally
destroyed by the earthquake of February 4, 1976
especially to Church World Service (CWS),
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID),
The Central American Union of Adventist Churches and
Novella Cement and Duralita, that donated
the majority of the construction materials.
San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, February 1977

 
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Reconstruction After Guatemala's 1976 Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
2. Reconstruction After Guatemala's 1976 Earthquake Marker
The marker is to the right of the San Bartolome Milpas Altas Catholic Church, just above the hood of the car in this photo.
1977 by Municipalidad de San Bartolome Milpas Altas y la Gran Logia de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 36.398′ N, 90° 40.736′ W. Marker is in San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Sacatepéquez. Marker is on 2a Avenida just from 4a Calle, on the left when traveling south. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of San Lucas Monument (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Santo Tomás Milpas Altas (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); Candelaria Pilgrimage of 1963 to Antigua (approx. 7.2 kilometers away); Volcanos Fuego and Acatenango (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Volcano Agua (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Sebastián de Arévalo (approx. 7.8 kilometers away); The Men's Teaching Institute of Antigua (approx. 7.8 kilometers away); Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras (approx. 7.8 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkDisasters
 
The nearby town of Patzicia after the 1976 earthquake in Guatemala image. Click for full size.
United States Geological Service
3. The nearby town of Patzicia after the 1976 earthquake in Guatemala
Although this photo is not from San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, damage was similar in many towns due to similar adobe construction.
An additional marker declaring San Bartolomé Milpas Altas as a Zone of Peace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
4. An additional marker declaring San Bartolomé Milpas Altas as a Zone of Peace
This marker from June, 2006 is a few steps to the west along the small central park and basketball area in San Bartolomé.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on July 16, 2016.
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