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Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Founding of Irapuato

La Fundación de Irapuato

 
 
Founding of Irapuato Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2018
1. Founding of Irapuato Marker
Inscription.  

Pueblo y autoridades en comunión de agradecimiento, orgullo y compromiso continuado
A Irapuato en sus 450 tradicionales años de vida, Irapuato Gto., febrero 15 de 1997
H. Ayuntamiento 1995-1997
Lic. Jose Aben Amar Gonzalez H.
Presidente Municipal


English translation:
The people and authorities provide this joint memorial of thanks, pride and continued dedication to Irapuato in its 450 traditional years of existence, Irapuato, Guanajuato, February 15, 1997
Honorable Municipal Council of 1995-1997
José Aben Amar González H.
Municipal President

 
Erected 1997 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Irapuato 1995-1997.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 15, 1997.
 
Location. 20° 40.381′ N, 101° 20.928′ W. Marker is in Irapuato, Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Ramón Barreto de Tábora just west of Berriozabal, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Irapuato GTO 36510, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple of Solitude (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Major Plaza (about 210 meters away); Temple of the Third Order (about 240 meters away); Temple of the Convent / Temple of the Third Order (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Temple of the Convent (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Irapuato Cathedral (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Darío Díaz (approx. 16.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irapuato.
 
Regarding Founding of Irapuato. On February 15, 1547, the Spanish Emperor Charles V granted the charter of foundation of the Marian city of Irapuato under the name of the "Congregation of San Marcos de Irapuato".

Although for many years there was uncertainty regarding this date and the foundation of the city was attributed to the Bishop of Michoacán Vasco de Quiroga, today it is known that the date is correct (February 15, 1547) and the names of the founders of the city of Irapuato are the following: Francisco Sixto, Estefano Gamiño, Andrés and Antonio López. (Translated and adapted from Wikipedia)
 
Founding of Irapuato Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2018
2. Founding of Irapuato Marker
The marker can be seen here in front of a statue. The statue has no inscription, but it is similar to other statues in the region dedicated to Bishop Vasco de Quiroga, founder of many towns in the area and an early Spanish missionary. The Templo del Hospitalito can be seen in the background to the north.
The nearby Templo del Hospitalito image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2018
3. The nearby Templo del Hospitalito
A nearby allegorical mosaic on the early history of Irapuato image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2018
4. A nearby allegorical mosaic on the early history of Irapuato
This mosaic is some meters east of the featured marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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