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Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Friar Junipero Serra

 
 
Friar Junipero Serra Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 3, 2017
1. Friar Junipero Serra Marker
Inscription.  
En el bicentenario de la
muerte del heroico
misionero mallorquino
Fray Junipero Serra
forjador de la grandeza
espiritual, cultural y
material de la
Sierra Gorda
pueblo y gobierno
queretanos le dedica
este monumento.
α 1713 Ω 1784
Jalpan de Serra, Qro., agosto 28 de 1984

English translation:
On the 200th anniversary of the death of the heroic
Majorcan missionary
Friar Junipero Serra
To the forger of the spiritual, cultural and material greatness
of the Sierra Gorda, the people and government of Querétaro
dedicate this monument
α 1713 Ω 1784
Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro, August 28 of 1984

 
Erected 1984 by Pueblo y Gobierno de Querétaro.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkColonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is August 28, 1984.
 
Location. 21° 13.03′ N, 99° 28.442′ W. Marker is in Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro.
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Marker is on Calle Fray Junipero Serra just east of Calle Abasolo, on the right when traveling east. The marker and statue are just north of the Saint James Catholic Church (Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago) of Jalpan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jalpan de Serra QUE 76340, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bells of the Camino Real (a few steps from this marker); Junípero Serra Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Santiago de Jalpan Franciscan Mission (a few steps from this marker); Mission of Santiago de Jalpan (within shouting distance of this marker); Chronology of the Saint James Mission of Jalpan (within shouting distance of this marker); 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the Mission at Jalpan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Francisco Javier Mina Federal Secondary School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sierra Gorda Historical Museum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jalpan de Serra.
 
Friar Junipero Serra Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 3, 2017
2. Friar Junipero Serra Marker
The marker can be seen to the left, mounted to the base of a statue of Serra. To the right is a commemorative bell and marker referring to Serra's route that eventually led him to what is now the US state of California.
An additional, nearby Friar Junipero Serra Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 3, 2017
3. An additional, nearby Friar Junipero Serra Marker
This additional marker is to the right of the featured marker and a Camino Real bell. It reads:

La Diocesis de Queretaro, Jocha A.C., y ciudadanos californianos, entregan al pueblo serrano este monumento que señala la ruta del beato Junipero Serra en la Baja y Alta California, desde Loreto hasta San Francisco Solano. Se deja esta campana del Camino Real como testimonio fiel de los lazos de hermandad entre pueblo, misiones de la Sierra Gorda y California, en memoria del Sr. Justin Kramer✝, devoto de Fray Junipero Serra.
Placa donada por: Don Emiliano Muñoz Mejia
Jalpan de Serra, Mayo 3 del 2002

English translation:
The Diocese of Querétaro, Jocha A.C., and Californian citizens, give to the Serrano people this monument that marks the route of Blessed Junípero Serra in Baja and Alta California, from Loreto to San Francisco Solano. This bell of the Camino Real (Royal Road) is placed as a faithful testimony of the bonds of brotherhood between the people and missions of the Sierra Gorda and California, in memory of Mr. Justin Kramer✝, a devotee of Fray Junípero Serra.
Marker donated by: Emiliano Muñoz Mejia
Jalpan de Serra, May 3, 2002

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3. submitted on November 20, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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