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California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala

Gracias a Guatemala de La Sociedad Aguacatera de California

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2013
1. California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala Marker
Inscription.  
Presentada por La Sociedad Aguacatera De California en el 1946

En reconocimiento y aprecio por la gran contribución de Antigua y toda Guatemala por el desarrollo de la industria de aguacates en California.

Un jóven saludable, saluda a tan generosos padres.

English:
Presented by the California Avocado Society 1946

In recognition and appreciation of the great contributions of Antigua, and of all Guatemala, to the development of the avocado industry in California.

A Healthy, Growing Child Salutes a Generous Parent.
 
Erected 1946 by California Avocado Society.
 
Location. 14° 33.409′ N, 90° 44.008′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 4a Avenida Norte just south of 4a Avenida Norte and 4a Calle Poniente. Touch for map. This marker is at the southeast corner of Antigua's Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park
California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2013
2. California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala Marker
The Palace of the Captaincy General can be seen in the background, south of the Antigua central park.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Marroquín (within shouting distance of this marker); Sculptor Quirio Cataño (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Captaincy General (within shouting distance of this marker); Antigua Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Site (within shouting distance of this marker); First Printing Press in Central America (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala. The 1946 California Avocado Society Yearbook includes the following mention about the marker: "California Avocado Society's Tribute to Guatemala: Because the fruit which the Society studies and promotes originates in Central America, the California Avocado Society is becoming well known for its gestures of good neighborliness to the Latin American
California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 11, 2016
3. California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala Marker
The area around the marker was updated in recent years, mostly with the addition of protective fencing.
countries. In 1938 the Society placed a bronze marker at the base of the parent Fuerte tree in Mexico. In 1946 two past presidents, Carter Barrett and H. B. Griswold accompanied by C. S. Crawford on behalf of the Society presented the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Guatemala a bronze marker, bearing an inscription in English and Spanish, paying tribute to the contributions of Guatemala to the California Avocado Industry. The bronze plaque was dedicated February 15, in the city of Antigua with appropriate ceremonies. The Minister of Agriculture, Senor Roberto Guirola, presided and accepted the plaque on behalf of the people of Guatemala. The dedicatory speech was made by Mr. Barrett in Spanish, and the plaque is placed in a small park contiguous to the famous home of Dr. Wilson Popenoe."
 
Also see . . .  California Avocado Society. (Submitted on January 9, 2014, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2014, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2014, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on March 26, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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