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La Cañada in El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

The Foundation of La Cañada

 
 
The Foundation of La Cañada Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 4, 2018
1. The Foundation of La Cañada Marker
Inscription.  

Fundación La Cañada, El Marqués
Don Fernando de Tapia regreso al mando de quinientos hombres de arco y flecha al pueblo que en el año de 1521 había fundado cuando se le conocía como Conni y con grupos provenientes de Xilotepec poblaron este lugar conocido como La Cañada.

Años después, de aquí partiría para la conquista y fundación de lo que sería Querétaro, Los Apaseos y San Miguel el Grande.

English translation:
Foundation of La Cañada, El Marqués
Fernando de Tapia returned here with five hundred men armed with arches and arrows at his command to the town that he had founded in 1521 when he was known as Conni. He had populated this place known as La Cañada with groups of settlers from Xilotepec.

Years later, from here he would start for the conquest and foundation of what would be Querétaro, Los Apaseos and San Miguel el Grande.
 
Erected 2018 by Gobierno Municipal de El Marqués.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans
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Settlements & SettlersWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1521.
 
Location. 20° 36.377′ N, 100° 19.904′ W. Marker is in La Cañada, Querétaro, in El Marqués. Memorial is on Avenida Emiliano Zapata just west of Venustiano Carranza, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Cañada QUE 76240, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Cañada (a few steps from this marker); The Temple of San Pedro (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bicentennial of Mexican Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); El Marqués Cultural Center (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Small Church (about 150 meters away); The Escandón Bathing Pools (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The "El Capulín" Reservoir (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Pan Dulce Monument (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Cañada.
 
Regarding The Foundation of La Cañada. Conni (more frequently known as "Conín") was an Otomí leader who later allied himself with the Spanish against the Chichimeca inhabitants of this area that later became La Cañada, El Marqués.
 
The Foundation of La Cañada Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 4, 2018
2. The Foundation of La Cañada Marker
The marker is mounted to the southern wall of the Saints Peter and Paul Church seen here. The marker is between the large letters that spell out the name of the municipality, El Marqués.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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