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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala — Central America (Central Highlands)
 

Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe

 
 
Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2018
1. Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe Marker
Inscription.  

La Asociacion de Graduados de la Escuela Agricola Panamericana El Zamorano, Honduras agradece a Dr. Wilson Popenoe 1er. Director y Fundador
Distinguido científico y educador
Tu legado plasmado en la educación Zamorana ha contribuido al engrandecimiento de American Latina
AGEAP Internacional
Guatemala, 20 de septiembre 2002.

Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe
09/03/1892 20/06/1975
Primer Director y Fundador de Zamorano, su visión y trabajo fueron la base del Éxito de sus egresados en Guatemala y las Américas.
Zamorano – 75 años
Antigua Guatemala, 12 de Octubre 2017

English translation:
The Association of Graduates of El Zamorano Panamerican Agricultural School of Honduras gives thanks to Dr. Wilson Popenoe, First Director and Founder, a distinguished scientist and educator.
Your legacy, embodied in the Zamorano educational system, has contributed to the betterment of Latin America.
AGEAP International
Guatemala, September 20, 2002.

Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe
March 9, 1892 – June 20, 1975
First Director
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and Founder of Zamorano, his vision and work were the basis for the success of his graduates in Guatemala and the Americas.
El Zamorano - 75 years
Antigua Guatemala, October 12, 2017
 
Erected 2002 by La Asociación de Graduados de la Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is March 9, 1892.
 
Location. 14° 33.341′ N, 90° 44.511′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Marker can be reached from Calle de San Bartolomé Becerra just north of Calle de San Lázaro, on the left when traveling north. The marker is in the southeast portion of the cemetery, on the left after the entrance to the San Lázaro General Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Father Hermógenes López Coarchita (a few steps from this marker); Juan José Rodil and Companions (within shouting distance of this marker); Rafael Landívar (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Rafael Landívar (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Workers Night School of Antigua Guatemala (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Tribute to Ana Guerra de Jesus
An additional Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2018
2. An additional Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe Marker
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); House of Bernal Díaz del Castillo (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Ancient Channel of Stone (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe. Frederick Wilson Popenoe (March 9, 1892 – June 20, 1975)was a graduate of Pomona College and a United States Department of Agriculture employee and plant explorer. From 1916 to 1924 Popenoe explored Latin America to look for new strains of avocados. He reported his adventures to the National Geographic Society. He went to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1913 and became the chief agronomist of the United Fruit Company in 1925.

While working for the United Fruit Company, he became the first director of the Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano in Honduras. Popenoe won numerous awards and received three honorary doctorates (Universidad Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru; Pomona College, now California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.)

He was married to the British archaeologist Dorothy Popenoe, who was involved in excavation of the Playa
The tomb of Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2018
3. The tomb of Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe and Markers
de los Muertos in Honduras. Adapted from Wikipedia
 
Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe and Vice President Richard Nixon image. Click for full size.
1955
4. Dr. Frederick Wilson Popenoe and Vice President Richard Nixon
This photo, in the public domain, was taken during Nixon's visit to Guatemala in 1955.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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