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San Luis Potosí, Mexico — The Northeast (and Central Highlands)
 

Capitán Miguel Caldera

 
 
Capitán Miguel Caldera Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
1. Capitán Miguel Caldera Marker
Inscription.  

Al Capitan Miguel Caldera franciscanos pacificadores de la region quienes con el apoyo de un grupo de tlaxcaltecas incorporaron a los guachichiles a la gran comunidad hispanica al fundar aqui el pueblo de San Luis Minas del Potosi de la Nueva España el 3 de noviembre de 1592.

En el cuarto centenario de la muerte del Capitan Caldera.
Con animo agradecido.

English translation:
To Captain Miguel Caldera and the Franciscan peacemakers of the region who, with the support of a group of Tlaxcalans, incorporated the Guachichiles into the great Hispanic community by founding here the town of San Luis Minas del Potosí of New Spain on November 3, 1592.

On the 400th anniversary of the death of Captain Caldera.
With grateful encouragement.
 
Erected 1997.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is November 3, 1592.
 
Location. 22° 9.132′ N, 100° 58.67′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí. Marker
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is on Álvaro Obregón just west of Ignacio Allende, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Luis Potosí 78000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founders Square (a few steps from this marker); Loreto Chapel / Jesuit Temple / Former Jesuit Convent and School (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Othón Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Nineteenth Century Building (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Royal Treasury (about 120 meters away); Government Palace (about 120 meters away); Government Palace / Vicereine’s House (about 120 meters away); The Plan of San Luis (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
More about this marker. Miguel Caldera was an important figure in the pacification and colonization of Mexico's northern frontier immediately following the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. He died in 1597 in San Juan del Río, Querétaro on his way to Mexico City.
 
Capitán Miguel Caldera Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
2. Capitán Miguel Caldera Marker
The marker can be seen on the leftmost side of this stage and flagpole on the eastern side of the plaza. To the right of the marker is written "A los Fundadores de San Luis Minas de Potosí 1592" (To the Founders of San Luis Minas de Potosí 1592).
An additional view of the Capitán Miguel Caldera Marker and Founders Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
3. An additional view of the Capitán Miguel Caldera Marker and Founders Square
A nearby bronze seal of the City of San Luis Potosí image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
4. A nearby bronze seal of the City of San Luis Potosí
A nearby statue of San Luis (Saint Louis IX of France), namesake of the city image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
5. A nearby statue of San Luis (Saint Louis IX of France), namesake of the city
The statue is shown replicating the seal of the city of San Luis Potosí, where Saint Louis is shown standing on a mound, representing a mine. A gold and a silver bar are also included in the imagery, near the entrance to the mine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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