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Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

In Honor of the Workers of Hércules

 
 
In Honor of the Workers of Hércules Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 10, 2017
1. In Honor of the Workers of Hércules Marker
Inscription.  
Siendo Gobernador del Estado
el C. Rafael Camacho Guzman,
Presidente Mpal. el C. Dr. Alvaro
Larrondo Ojeda, Delegado Mpal. el C.
C. P. Servando Trejo Sanchez
Se erigio y dedico esta plaza en
honor de los obreros de este lugar
quienes en 1916-1917 acudieron ante
los Diputados Constituyentes de
Querétaro en demanda de leyes
laborales justas y de cuyo reclamo
emano el Articulo 123 Constitucional
vigente.
IX-26-1982-Hercules Qro.

English translation:
Names of State and Municipal authorities
This plaza was constructed and dedicated as a place in honor of our workers, who in 1916-1917 went before the Constituent Deputies of Querétaro demanding fair labor laws and whose claim resulted in the current Constitution’s Article 123.
September 26, 1982, Hércules, Querétaro

 
Erected 1982.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceLabor Unions. A significant historical date for this entry is September 26, 1982.
 
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20° 35.986′ N, 100° 21.421′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Marker is on Avenida del Río Poniente, on the left when traveling west. The marker is in a small park, directly south of the Catholic Church of Hércules (la Iglesia de la Purísima Concepción). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76069, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. James the Pilgrim (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Pan Dulce Monument (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Our Lady of Montserrat (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); The Ahuehuete of the Querétaro River (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Church of María de Guadalupe, Health to the Infirm (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Aqueduct of Querétaro (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Ignacio Pérez (approx. 2.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding In Honor of the Workers of Hércules. The workers mentioned on the marker were from the Hércules textile mills from this area of Querétaro. The mills are still in partial operation. Hércules is a neighborhood of Querétaro.
 
In Honor of the Workers of Hércules Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 10, 2017
2. In Honor of the Workers of Hércules Marker
The marker is on top of the raised platform with two sets of stairs. The metal railing around the monument was painted red, green and white (the colors of the Mexican flag) at one time. Note the nearby murals in the park.
In Honor of the Workers of Hércules Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 10, 2017
3. In Honor of the Workers of Hércules Marker
This symbol of the Mexican Constitution tops the monument, with Article 123 (the article that describes workers' rights) written on the right side. The entire monument has been vandalized.
In Honor of the Workers of Hércules Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 10, 2017
4. In Honor of the Workers of Hércules Marker
Sculpture on one side of the monument depicting the local workers traveling to present their concerns about workers' rights to the members of the Constituent Congress that rewrote Mexico's Constitution in 1916-1917.
A nearby mural with a workers' rights theme image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 10, 2017
5. A nearby mural with a workers' rights theme
The nearby entrance to the Hércules Factory. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 10, 2017
6. The nearby entrance to the Hércules Factory.
Across from the park is the Church of the Purísima Concepción of Hércules image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 10, 2017
7. Across from the park is the Church of the Purísima Concepción of Hércules
The Hércules Textile Factory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 18, 2017
8. The Hércules Textile Factory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   8. submitted on July 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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