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Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)

Esplanade of Dolores

First Football in Mexico

Esplanade of Dolores Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2020
1. Esplanade of Dolores Marker

Explanada de Dolores
Cuando los ingleses llegan a la región de Pachuca y Real del Monte, trajeron con ellos un gran legado deportivo, es aquí donde se juega por primera vez al tenis, al golf y por su puesto al fútbol. En Real del Monte comenzaron a rodar los primeros balones de cuero en nuestro país, en lo que fue el patio de la Mina de Dolores. La colonia británica organiza el fútbol en México jugando por lo regular los domingos, cada tiempo era de 35 minutos. El primer equipo de fútbol en México fue fundado por mineros ingleses de la compañía "Real del Monte", en 1900 le llamaron Pachuca Athletic Club.

Esplanade de Dolores
When the English arrived to the Pachuca and Real del Monte region, they brought along a great sports legacy, this is where tennis, golf and, of course football, were played for the first time. The first leather balls that rolled in our country did so in Real del Monte, in what was then, the patio of the Mine of Dolores. The British Colony then organized football in Mexico, playing normally on sundays, each half was of only 35 minutes. The first
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football team in Mexico, was founded by English miners from the Real del Monte Company in 1900, they named it "Pachuca Athletic Club".
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 20° 8.141′ N, 98° 40.274′ W. Marker is in Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Juárez and Gómez Farias, on the right when traveling east on Avenida Juárez. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral del Monte HGO 42120, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Worker Strike (about 90 meters away); Monument to Mexican Independence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sanctuary of Our Lord of Zelontla (approx. half a kilometer away); House of the Count (approx. half a kilometer away); Holy Cross Church (approx. half a kilometer away); Formation of the National Miner's Union in 1934 (approx. half a kilometer away); Emmanuel Methodist Temple (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral del Monte.
Esplanade of Dolores and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2020
2. Esplanade of Dolores and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Sep. 27, 2023