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Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

"The Sergeant" Ahuehuete

 
 
"The Sergeant" Ahuehuete Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. "The Sergeant" Ahuehuete Marker
Inscription.  

Ahuehuete "El Sargento"
Es el árbol mayor del Bosque. Cuenta la tradición, que fue plantado por Nezahualcóyotl a petición del emperador azteca Moctezuma. Se dice que el señor de Texcoco fue quien plantó lo primeros ahuehuetes en el año de 1460, por lo que el árbol vivió 500 años hasta que se secó a causa de falta de agua y contaminación en 1969. Tiene una circunferencia de 12.5 metros y llegó a medir más de 40 de altura. Fue bautizado como “El Sargento” por los jóvenes cadetes del antiguo Colegio Militar, aunque también se le llamó "El Centinela". Ahuehuete, en lengua náhuatl, quiere decir "Viejo del Agua".

English translation:
"The Sergeant" Ahuehuete
This is the largest tree in the Forest. Tradition says that it was planted by Nezahualcóyotl at the request of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma. It is said that the Lord of Texcoco was the one who planted the first ahuehuetes in 1460, so the tree lived 500 years until it dried up due to lack of water and pollution in 1969. It has a circumference of 12.5 meters and once measured more than 40 meters high. It was named "The Sergeant"
"The Sergeant" Ahuehuete and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. "The Sergeant" Ahuehuete and Marker
The marker can be seen just in front and to the left of "The Sergeant."
by the young cadets of the former Military College, although it was also called "The Sentinel." Ahuehuete, in the Náhuatl language, means "Old Man of the Water."
 
Location. 19° 25.16′ N, 99° 10.849′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico. Marker is on Calzada del Rey just east of Avenida Acuario, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico 11100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force and Squadron 201 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chapultepec Audiorama (within shouting distance of this marker); Temperance Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Springs and Water Tanks (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (about 120 meters away); Obelisk of the Children Heroes (about 120 meters away); The Heroic Cadets (about 120 meters away); Vicente Suárez, Child Hero of Mexico (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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"The Sergeant" Ahuehuete image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. "The Sergeant" Ahuehuete
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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