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Mineral del Monte in Municipality of Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Cornish Miners in Mexico

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 10, 2020
1. Cornish Miners in Mexico Marker
Inscription.  

En 1826, un grupo de mineros provenientes de Cornwall, Gran Bretaña, llegaron a Real del Monte despues de haber realizado una travesía épica de casi un año. Ellos trajeron las primeras maquinarias a vapor, para trabajar en las minas, impulsando en nuestro país el proceso conocido historicamente como la "Revolución Industrial". Asimismo, aportaron a Mexico una importante riqueza cultural, desde la arquitectura civil e industrial, hasta los pastes y el futbol, atractivos asociados a esta región hasta nuestros dias.

En este cementerio reposan los restos de aquellos valientes pioneros viajeros de Cornwall y de sus descendientes mexicanos.

Esta placa fue donada por The Cornish Mexican Cultural Society, la Alcaldesa de Redruth, Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd
Real del Monte, Hidalgo, 11 de Julio de 2008

English:
In memory of the mineworkers from Cornwall, U.K., who introduced steam engine technology to the mines of Real del Monte in 1826. It also commemorates the introduction of their heritage - football, pasties, and industrial architecture – which make Real del
Cornish Miners in Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 10, 2020
2. Cornish Miners in Mexico Marker
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Monte a place of special interest today. This cemetery is the final resting place of hundreds of Cornish families and their Mexican descendants.

Presented by The Cornish Mexican Cultural Society
The Mayor of Redruth; Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd.
Real del Monte, Hidalgo, July 11th, 2008
 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is July 11, 2008.
 
Location. 20° 8.279′ N, 98° 40.015′ W. Marker is in Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Mineral del Monte. Marker can be reached from Calle Panteón Inglés, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located on a storage building inside the English Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo 42120, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. English Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Soccer in Mexico (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Esplanade of Dolores (approx. half a kilometer away); House of the Count (approx. half a kilometer away); Emmanuel Methodist Temple (approx. half a kilometer away); Formation of the National Miner's Union in 1934 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
Nearby graves in the "English Cemetery" of Mineral del Monte image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 10, 2020
3. Nearby graves in the "English Cemetery" of Mineral del Monte
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); First Worker Strike (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral del Monte.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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