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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Las Colonias Reservoir

 
 
Las Colonias Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 4, 2017
1. Las Colonias Reservoir Marker
Inscription.  
Presa las Colonias
Construida por la fábrica textil “La Aurora” al inicio del siglo XX. A través del largo tubo de hierro, esta empresa utilizó la fuerza del agua para generar electricidad – experiencia pionera en México. Con más de 100 años de vida y a pesar del azolvamiento y contaminación, la presa provee agua para el Jardín Botánico, además de ser un hábitat de una creciente vida silvestre.

English:
Las Colonias Reservoir
Built at the beginning of the 20th century by the textile factory “La Aurora.” Water passed through the long iron pipe and was used to generate electricity a pioneer project in Mexico. More than 100 years old, and in spite of its silting and pollution, it provides some water to the Botanic Garden. The reservoir is also an important habitat for increasing wildlife.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 20° 55.137′ N, 100° 43.67′ W.
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Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Marker can be reached from Calle Paloma. The marker is just south of the dam, along the walking trail at the "El Charco del Ingenio" Botanical Garden on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende GTO 37720, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Suchil (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Water Mill (about 90 meters away); The Pool of El Chan (about 180 meters away); House of Pedro Vargas (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The First Spanish Prisoners (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Tellez Delgado Gas Pump (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Temple of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Juan José Martínez (approx. 1.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
 
Las Colonias Reservoir Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 4, 2017
2. Las Colonias Reservoir Marker
Note the "iron pipe" mentioned in the marker text in the distance.
Las Colonias Reservoir image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 4, 2017
3. Las Colonias Reservoir
Las Colonias Reservoir image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 4, 2017
4. Las Colonias Reservoir
An additional view of the piping from the Las Colonias Reservoir towards San Miguel Allende image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 4, 2017
5. An additional view of the piping from the Las Colonias Reservoir towards San Miguel Allende
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 106 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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