Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
First Municipal Council in Mexico
La Union Internacional del Notariado Latino
La Asociacion Nacional del Notariado Mexicano
H. Veracruz, 20 de mayo de 1969
The International Union of Latin Notaries
The National Association of Mexican Notaries
Honorable Veracruz, May 20, 1969
Erected 1969 by Unión Internacional del Notariado Latino, Asociación
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is May 20, 1969.
Location. 19° 12.019′ N, 96° 8.29′ W. Marker is in Veracruz. Marker is on Calle Gutiérrez Zamora just east of Independencia, on the left when traveling east. Calle Gutiérrez Zamora is pedestrian only in the area around the central park and municipal building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Central Square, Municipal Palace and Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); The Portal de Miranda Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Aurelio Monfort (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Major General Álvaro Obregón (about 90 meters away); Rafael Solana Salcedo (about 120 meters away); Manuel Gutiérrez Zamora (about 120 meters away); The Convent of San Agustín (about 120 meters away); The Convent of San Francisco (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
Regarding First Municipal Council in Mexico. There were other municipal councils established before that of Veracruz, but this marks the first one created that still exists on "continental America", meaning not the previous councils established in the Dominican Republic
The additional marker notes the designation of Veracruz as "Three and Four Times Heroic", meaning that the city has fought against four separate foreign invasions. It was bombed by the Spanish in 1821 as part of the reaction to Mexican independence and then in 1838 by the French as part of the "Pastry War". It was again bombed and invaded in 1847 by the US during the Mexican-American War. The most recent invasion was in 1914 when the US invaded the port city for seven months in an attempt to stop an arms shipment to then President Huerta during the Mexican Revolution.
The marker reads:
Numero 41…la H. Legislatura del Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz –Llave, en nombre del pueblo decreta:
Articulo único… se declara que la ciudad de Veracruz se ha hecho acreedora al titulo de “Tres Veces Heroica” por el patriotico comportamiento de sus hijos, en defensa de la autonomía nacional
Jalapa, Ver. a 27 de dicembre de 1900.
Numero 73… La H. Legislatura del Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz=Llave en nombre del pueblo, decreta:
Articulo unico.- Se declara “Cuatro Veces Heroica” a la ciudad de Veracruz, por haber sumado sus hijos un acto mas de heroicidad a los tres anteriores que le dieron el titulo de “Tres
Veces Heroica” al defender con denuedo la integridad de la patria contra la invasion norteamericana, durante los días 21 y 22 de abril de 1914
Jalapa, Ver., a 14 de diciembre de 1948.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.