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Mérida in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The History of Chemulpo Street

 
 
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Inscription.  

Historia de Chemulpo
Una segunda versión del nombre, es la que se conoce por algunas personas de la Asociación de Coreanos en Yucatán que recuerdan que el motivo de este lugar surgió cuando aquellos que llegaron a Yucatán en 1905 para trabajar en las haciendas para cortar las hojas del henequen, y cuando esté tomaba más de la cuenta se ponía a lanzar porras gritando despues de que bebía: “Chemulpo, Chemulpo, Chemulpo!", a lo que los demás asistentes coreaban con simpatía.

Con el paso del tiempo el dueño del negocio le preguntó la razón de celebrar con esta palabra que no le decía nada y tampoco se relacionaba con alguna conocida para él. Entonces aquel triste coreano le narró la historia de como habían llegado engañados a México poco más de 1,000 personas de su país, a quienes les dijeron que ganarían mucho dinero en estas tierras, pero su destino fue el del trabajo duro en las haciendas henequeneras en Yucatán. Este grupo de personas había salido de Corea desde el puerto de Chemulpo, y por mismo éste habia sido lo último que vieron de su patria.

Aquella historia conmovió al dueño del lugar por
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By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
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lo que al poco tempo cambio el nombre del negocio a “Chemulpo” como hasta ahora se le recuerda. Con el paso del tiempo aquel negocio dio lugar al nombre de la esquina.

Chemulpo es el nombre antiguo del actual puero de Incheon, que es una ciudad de la costa occidental de la península de Corea, cerca de Seúl y continua siendo la puerta principal del país por su puerto y aeropuerto internacional, y el hogar de 2.7 millones de personas. Incheon y Mérida acordaron el convenio de Ciudades Hermanas el 15 de Octubre de 2007.

Instalación: La Ciudad Metropolitana de Incheon, De la Républica de Corea (11 diciembre 2007)

Korean:
제물포거리 역사
을 유카탄에 온 그 사람 때이 장소에 대한 이유가 발생한 것을 기억 유카탄 한국인의 협회의 일부 사람들에 의해 알려진 이름의 두 번째 버전을1905 헤 네켄 잎을 잘라 재산에 작동하고, 그 계정을 인수 할
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때 음주 후 소리 곤봉 던지기 시작할 것 "제물포, 제물포, 제물포!", 다른 참석자가 호의적 외쳤다.

시간이 지남에 따라 비즈니스 소유자는 그가 아무 말도하지 않고 어느 것도 그를 위해 알려진 일부 관련이 있음이 단어를 축하하기 위해 그에게 이유를 물었다. 그 슬픈 한국인이 그 이야기를 들려주었습니다. 그들은 단지 그들이이 땅에 많은 돈을 벌 것이라고 말했지만, 그들의 운명은 유카탄의 헤 네켄의 대농장에서 힘든 일이었다
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By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
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The marker is some few meters west of the Mercado Santiago (Santiago Market). In the distance is the location of the bar mentioned in the marker text.
있었다 자신의 나라에서 천명 이상 멕시코에 속아있어 방법. 이 무리의 사람들은 켐포 항구에서 한국을 떠났습니다. 그리고 이것으로 그들이 본국에서 마지막으로 본 것이 었습니다.

이야기는 보통이 기억하고있는 그대로 "제물포"사업에 회사 이름을 변경 템포 이렇게 빨리 장소의 소유자를 만졌다. 비즈니스가 구석의 이름을 불러 일으킨 시간이 지남에 따라.

가상 제물포는 인천, 서울 근처 한반도의 서쪽 해안의 도시의 현재의 옛 이름이고 그것의 항구와 국제 공항에 대한 국가의 정문 남아있다, 2.7 백만인의 집. 인천과 메리다는 2007 년 10 월 15 일 자매 도시 협약에 동의했다.

인천 광역시 대한민국 (2007.12.11)

English:
The History of Chemulpo Street
Chemulpo Street is so named in remembrance of the 1,033 Koreans who in 1905 boarded a vessel in the Port of Chemulpo and emigrated to Mexico. Landing in the Mexican port city of Merida, these Koreans left their homeland at a time when Korea was gradually losing its sovereignty to Japan. They never returned home. Duped by a British agent recruiting labor for farm owners in Mexico, these Korean immigrants arrived expecting an idyllic climate and untold riches. Instead, they had to endure unfavorable weather and abject working conditions on the Yucatan henequen farms and railroad construction sites. It is popularly believed that “Chemulpo” derives from the cries of these early impoverished immigrants to Merida as they drank, bemoaned their misfortunes, and fondly recalled the last image of their fading homeland as they sailed away. “Chemulpo! Chemulpo! Chemulpo!” It is said that a local businessman accordingly changed the name of his business to ‘Chemulpo’, which in the passage of time has today come to refer to the corner known locally as “El Chemulpo.” Today the Korean port of Chemulpo is better known as Incheon, a thriving city on the west coast of the Korean Peninsula. Through its modern port and a major international airport, Incheon is now the main gateway to Korea, a rapidly growing regional economic hub, and home to 2.7 million people. Incheon and Merida have been Sister Cities since October 15th, 2007.
Installation: Incheon Metropolitan City, The Republic of Korea (December 11, 2007)
 
Erected 2007.
 
Location. 20° 58.244′ N, 89° 37.8′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 72 just north of Calle 59, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Santos Degollado Sánchez (within shouting distance of this marker); El Chemulpo (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of Santiago (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nicolás Bravo School (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Catherwood House (about 120 meters away); Juan Gamboa Guzmán (about 150 meters away); Julia Dominga Febles y Cantón (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Augusto Cárdenas Pinelo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
More about this marker. Note that the Korean text shown here is an online translation of the marker's Spanish text. OCR transcription of the Korean text was not possible by this contributor, however better transcriptions are welcome.
 
Also see . . .  Koreans in Mexico. (Submitted on March 6, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
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