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Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico — The Northeast (North America)

Fray Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo

Fray Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. Fray Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo Marker
This photo was taken from a tourist boat while traveling along the Santa Lucía Arroyo.

Fray Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo, destacado educador y autor del plano de la ciudad de 1791, coincidiendo en la abundancia de los ojos de agua, dijo que:

“En el mismo sitio de manantial y sin llegar a su tanque o común receptáculo, se coje la sardina, la trucha, robalo, bagre, dorado, mojarra, anguila y camarón, cuyas especies, además de ser gustosas y de estimación, se ven en sus tanques multiplicadas con otros peces mayores, como el piltontle y puyón muy semejantes en su gusto, tamaño y calidad a los cazones de España; de suerte que de ellos se proveen para las vigilias y cuaresma muchas de las poblaciones de esta jurisdicción...”

Israel Cavazos
Cronista de Monterrey

English translation:
Friar Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo, a prominent educator and author of the 1791 city map, describing the abundance of water springs in Monterrey, said that:

“In the same spring and without the water having yet reached a tank or other receptacle, the sardine, trout, robalo, catfish, dorado, mojarra, eel and shrimp are caught, whose species, in addition to
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being tasty and highly esteemed, are seen in their tanks together with other native fish, like the piltontle and puyón, both very similar in their taste, size and quality to the Spanish dogfish. In this way many of the populations of this jurisdiction are provided for their Lenten vigils ...”

Israel Cavazos
Historian of Monterrey
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
Location. 25° 40.229′ N, 100° 18.335′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Marker is at the intersection of Santa Lucía and Francisco Javier Mina, on the right when traveling east on Santa Lucía. The marker is underneath the Purísima Bridge, on the southern bank of the Santa Lucía Arroyo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterrey NLE 64000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Purísima Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Epigmenio R. Melo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Eugenio Castillón and Venustiano Carranza (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); House of the Eagles (approx. half a kilometer away); Juan José Hinojosa (approx. half a kilometer away); Retreat Position of the Mexican Army (approx. half a kilometer away); The Monterrey Casino
Fray Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. Fray Cristóbal Bellido y Fajardo Marker
The marker is visible here to the right of the Santa Lucía Arroyo while traveling east. This location is almost directly under the Purísima Bridge.
(approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.
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