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Chetumal in Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Yucatan Peninsula (The Southeast)
 

Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres

 
 
Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2019
1. Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker
Inscription.  

Vice Almte. Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres
1868-1959
Por órdenes del Gral. Porfirio Díaz en 1895 fue designado comandante del Pontón Chetumal con el objetivo de establecer una aduana, ejercer la soberanía en la desembocadura del Río Hondo, y fundar la población de Payo Obispo hoy Chetumal.
Llegó a este destino el 22 de enero de 1898

English translation:
Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres
1868-1959
By orders of General Porfirio Díaz in 1895 he was appointed Commander of the pontoon boat “Chetumal”, with the objective of establishing a customs office and exercising sovereignty at the mouth of the Río Hondo River. He was also ordered to found the town of Payo Obispo, known today as Chetumal.
He arrived here on January 22, 1898.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1898.
 
Location. 18° 30.093′ N, 88° 17.749′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Othón P. Blanco. Marker is
Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2019
2. Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker
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at the intersection of Avenida de los Héroes and Calle Héroes de Chapultepec, on the right when traveling north on Avenida de los Héroes. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal QR 77000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avenida 5 de Mayo (a few steps from this marker); Belisario Domínguez (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Erlindo Erales (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurricane Janet (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Chetumal: 1940-1950 (within shouting distance of this marker); Avenida 5 de Mayo No. 132-A (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); La Calle del Relox (about 90 meters away); Juventino Rosas Theater (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
Regarding Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres. The efforts of Vice Admiral Blanco were part of the overall strategy of the Díaz government to end the Caste War, a 54-year long war against the indigenous people of the Yucatán.
 
Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 29, 2019
3. Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker
Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2019
4. Vice Admiral Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on May 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on March 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Jul. 1, 2022