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

Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico

 
 
Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2020
1. Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico Marker
Inscription.  


Real del Monte, Hgo.
Cuna de Futbol Soccer.
En el año de 1900 en los patios de la Mina de Dolores se llevo a cabo el primer partido.

English translation:
Real del Monte, Hidalgo
Birthplace of Football Soccer
In 1900, here on the grounds of the Dolores Mine, the first game in Mexico was played.
 
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° 40.219′ W. Marker is in Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo. Marker is at the intersection of Gómez Farias and Dolores, on the right when traveling west on Gómez Farias. 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. Esplanade of Dolores (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Worker Strike (about 210 meters away); Cornish Miners in Mexico (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); English Cemetery (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Monument to Mexican Independence (approx. half a kilometer away); House of the Count
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(approx. half a kilometer away); Sanctuary of Our Lord of Zelontla (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.
 
Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2020
2. Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico Marker
The Dolores Mine is above the marker.
Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 8, 2020
3. Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico Marker
The marker can be seen against the retaining wall on the right. The parking lot area used to be the patio of the mine and would have been where some of the first soccer games were played in Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 18, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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