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Lagos de Moreno in Municipality of Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

“He that has pigs shall tie them up, and he that doesn’t, shall not.”

 
 
“He that has pigs shall tie them up, and he that doesn’t, shall not.” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2020
1. “He that has pigs shall tie them up, and he that doesn’t, shall not.” Marker
Inscription.  

"El que tenga puercos que los amarre y el que no, no."

Escultura del maestro Carlos Terres
Instalada en esta plaza, el dia 31 de marzo del 2014 con motivo del 451 aniversario de la fundacion de la ciudad, representa la conseja popular: "el que tenga puercos que los amarre y el que no, no.”.

En su libro "El Alcalde de Lagos y Otras Consejas" escribe el Lic. Alfonso de Alba:

"... a todos los moradores de la villa sorprendio este bando, segun aviso que dio al publico por la voz de un pregonero:

"Orden del Señor Alcalde: desde hoy, el que tenga puercos que los amarre y el que no, que no".

!El que tenga puercos que los amarre y el que no que no; que secreto entrañaba tan absurda disposición? Alguien penso que tenia su origen en el descuido de algunos vecinos que permitian que sus animales domesticos - burros, cerdos, gallinas – pastaran y picotearan a ciencia y paciencia de todo mundo en el solar dispuesto para Plaza de Armas, frente a las Casas Consistoriales. Al principio todos acataron la disposición y tiempo despues advirtieron que en ese caso Don Diego habia
“He that has pigs shall tie them up, and he that doesn’t, shall not.” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 20, 2020
2. “He that has pigs shall tie them up, and he that doesn’t, shall not.” Marker
dado una orden que bien podria ser catalogada entre los mas luminosos principios de derecho.

El ordenamiento obedecia que se habian avecindado en Lagos gentes que tenian la imprudente costumbre de amarrara los cerdos... ¡pero solo a los ajenos!...”

English translation:
“He that has pigs shall tie them up, and he that doesn’t, shall not.”

Sculpture by Carlos Terres, master sculptor
Installed in this square on March 31, 2014, on the occasion of the 451st anniversary of the city's foundation, it represents the popular saying: "whoever has pigs shall tie them up, and he that does not, shall not."

In his book "The Mayor of Lagos y Other Advice" writes Alfonso de Alba:

"... all of the inhabitants of the village were surprised by this proclamation, given to the public by the voice of a public announcement:

"Order of the Lord Mayor: from this day forward, whoever has pigs shall tie them up and he who does not, shall not."

He who has pigs will tie them up and who does not shall not! What secret was hidden in such an absurd disposition? Someone thought it had its origins in the carelessness of some neighbors who allowed their domestic animals - donkeys, pigs, chickens - to graze and peck on the plot delineated as the Central Parade group in front of the Government Headquarters…while
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basically wearing out the patience of the whole world. At first everyone abided by the disposition and later learned that Mayor Diego had given an order that could well be catalogued among the most luminous principles of law.

The order was due to people who had the reckless habit of tying up pigs... but only those that belong to others!"
 
Erected 2014.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsColonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 21° 21.342′ N, 101° 55.873′ W. Marker is in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, in Municipality of Lagos de Moreno. Marker is at the intersection of Benito Juárez and República, on the right when traveling south on Benito Juárez. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco 47400, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francisco Primo Verdad y Ramos (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); José Rosas Moreno (about 120 meters away); Francisco González León (about 120 meters away); Historic Center of Lagos de Moreno (about 150 meters away); The Treaties of Lagos (about 150 meters away); The Mercedarian Fathers in Lagos de Moreno (about 180 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo in Lagos de Moreno
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(about 240 meters away); Dr. Agustín Rivera Sanromán (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lagos de Moreno.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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Feb. 26, 2021