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Cobán in Municipality de Cóban, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
 

Oscar Majus K.

 
 
Oscar Majus K. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2020
1. Oscar Majus K. Marker
Inscription.  

Oscar Majus K.
Nacio en Hamburgo, Alemania el 13-9-1872 y murió en el mar, hacia Hamburgo, el 27-7-1936. Hombre preclaro que en 1917 trajo a Coban la prodigiosa semilla cardamomo.
Un recuerdo a su memoria
Municipalidad Coban A.V.
30 julio 1983

English translation:
Oscar Majus K.
He was born in Hamburg, Germany on September 13, 1872 and later died at sea, while traveling back to Hamburg, on July 27, 1936. He was worthy of admiration, as he brought the valuable cardamom seed to Cobán in 1917.
To his memory, Municipality of Cobán, Alta Verapaz, July 30, 1983
 
Erected 1983 by Municipalidad de Cobán, Alta Verapaz.
 
Location. 15° 28.137′ N, 90° 22.388′ W. Marker is in Cobán, Alta Verapaz, in Municipality de Cóban. Marker is on 1a Avenida just south of 3a Calle, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cobán, Alta Verapaz 16001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manuel Tot (about 150 meters
Oscar Majus K. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2020
2. Oscar Majus K. Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Coronel Antonio José Irisarri (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Reconstruction of the Tactic Parish Church (approx. 16.9 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Cardamom. Guatemala is currently the world's main producer of cardamom, producing around 25,000 tons in 2019 with a value of over $400 million. (Submitted on February 14, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Oscar Majus Kloffer's Order of the Quetzal Award image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 22, 2020
3. Oscar Majus Kloffer's Order of the Quetzal Award
Oscar Majus Kloffer was awarded the Order of the Quetzal (the highest civilian award in Guatemala) posthumously in 1999 for his efforts to introduce tea and cardamom to the country. The award is at the nearby tea farm of Chirrepec.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2020. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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