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Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)

"The Omnibus"

"The Omnibus" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
1. "The Omnibus" Marker
El Omnibus
Esta equina ya recibía el nombre de “El Omnibus” en la relación que registra Gonzalo Cámara Zavala en 1948 debido a que en 1889 se estableció el primer servicio urbano de camiones de tracción animal para pasajeros. Se le llamaba entonce “ómnibus” aunque años después se importara la palabra “guagua” que pervivió largo tiempo.

El Omnibus
Le ti’its je’ela’ u k’aaba’e’ “El Omnibus” ti’ u ts’íib Gonzalo Cámara Zavalae’ tu ja’abil 1948e’, ku ya’alike’ tu ja’abil 1889e’ leti’ka jts’áab yáax camión ku jíita’al tumen ba’alche’ utia’al u púuta’al wíinik. U k’aaba’ túune’ “ómjnbus” ba’ale’ikil u máan le ja’abo’obo’ jk’e’ex yéetel u t’aanil “Guagua” le k’aaba’ je’ela’jach xáanchaj ku ya’ala’al.

“The Omnibus”
This corner had already received the name of The Omnibus in the report registered by Gonzalo Cámara Zavala in 1948, due to the fact that in 1889 the first urban animal traction bus service was established for passengers. It was thus called “Omnibus” although
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years later the word “guagua” would be imported and prevail for a long time.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
Location. 20° 58.063′ N, 89° 37.455′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán. Marker is on Calle 61 close to Calle 62, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Calle 61, Mérida YU 97000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Louvre" (a few steps from this marker); The Sheriff's House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Municipal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); "Los Peones" (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of Writer José Peón Contreras (about 120 meters away); The Main Square of Merida (about 120 meters away); Pedz Balam House (about 150 meters away); The House of Montejo (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
"The Omnibus" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
2. "The Omnibus" Marker
This view is towards the south at the corner known as "the Omnibus", as horse-drawn public carriages and then buses would pass by this intersection in the center of Mérida. The central park is to the left of the photo.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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