Quetzaltenango, Guatemala — Central America
Justo Rufino Barrios
30 de junio de 1871
A J Rufino Barrios
Septiembre 16 de 1907
Sociedad Central de Obreros
June 30, 1871
To Justo Rufino Barrios
September 16, 1907
Central Society of Workers
Erected 1907 by Sociedad Central de Obreros.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 14° 50.202′ N, 91° 31.495′ W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango. Memorial is on 3a Calle just west of 4a Calle, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 100th Anniversary of the Birth of the Poet Osmundo Arriola (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Anniversary of the Marimba Ideal (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Foundation of the Quetzaltenango Cemetery (about 150 meters away); The Soldiers Monument of Quetzaltenango (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Efraín Recinos Dr. Rodolfo Robles (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Los Altos Electric Railway (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); World Record for a Marathon While Jumping Rope (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quetzaltenango.
Regarding Justo Rufino Barrios. Justo Rufino Barrios overthrew the conservative Guatemalan government of Cerna on June 30, 1871 as part of the Liberal Revolution. He led Guatemala as President until 1885 when he was killed leading troops in the battle of Chalchuapa, El Salvador while attempting to reunite the Central American countries under his leadership. He is a polarizing figure in Guatemalan history as his presidency saw many improvements in the economy and infrastructure but at the same time experienced a regression in its democracy and other social indicators.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 5, 6. submitted on January 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.