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Nopala in Municipality of Nopala, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Nicolás Romero

 
 
Nicolás Romero Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 19, 2020
1. Nicolás Romero Marker
The monument's base includes the earlier date of November 20, 1951.
Inscription.  

A la memoria del Gran Heroe Mexicano
Nicolas Romero
“Leon de las Montañas”
Legendario guerrilero que combatio de 1857 a 1865 con las fuerzas Liberales del Lic. Benito Juarez contra los ejércitos imperialistas e invasores por la defensa de la Republica.

Nacio en Nopala, hoy Edo. De Hidalgo, el 6 de diciembre de 1827. Murio fusilado el 18 de marzo de 1865 por los ejércitos traidores, en la plaza de Mixcalco, Mexico, D.F.
Asociacion Nopalteco, A.C.
Nopala, Hgo, diciembre 6 de 1969.


English translation:
To the memory of the Great Mexican Hero
Nicolás Romero
"The Lion of the Mountains"
Legendary guerrilla fighter who from 1857 to 1865 fought with the Liberal forces of Benito Juárez against the imperialist armies and invaders for the defense of the Republic.

Born in Nopala, today in Hidalgo state, on December 6, 1827. He died on March 18, 1865 by the traitorous armies, in the plaza of Mixcalco, Mexico City.
Nopalteco Association, A.C.
Nopala, Hidalgo, December 6, 1969.

 
Erected
Nicolás Romero Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
2. Nicolás Romero Marker
The other three sides of the monument include the names of the Coronels Luis E. Rodríguez (1829-1865), Vicente Villagrán (1819-1865) and Félix Olvera.
1969 by Asociación Nopala, A.C.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US.
 
Location. 20° 15.053′ N, 99° 38.663′ W. Marker is in Nopala, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Nopala. Memorial is on Plaza Nicolás Romero just east of Gómez Farías, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nopala, Hidalgo 42470, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benito Juárez (approx. 7.8 kilometers away); Electricity in Maravillas, Hidalgo (approx. 7.9 kilometers away); The Arches of Saucillo (approx. 11.6 kilometers away); General Pedro María Anaya (approx. 13.5 kilometers away); a different marker also named Benito Juárez (approx. 13.7 kilometers away); First Celebration of the Mexican Independence Proclamation (approx. 13.8 kilometers away); El Chapitel (approx. 13.8 kilometers away); Plaza of the Independence Martyrs (approx. 13.8 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Nicolás Romero. The 'imperialist, invading and traitorous' army referred to on the monument was the French army sent to support the royal government of Maximilian.
 
Nicolás Romero Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 19, 2020
3. Nicolás Romero Marker
Nicolás Romero equestrian statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 19, 2020
4. Nicolás Romero equestrian statue
The central square of Nopala includes this fine equestrian statue of Nicolás Romero.
Nicolás Romero statue detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 19, 2020
5. Nicolás Romero statue detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 25, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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