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Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Lake Eola Park

 
 
Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 31, 2021
1. Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker
Inscription.  

Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
"Father of the Homeland"
May 8, 1753 – July 30, 1811

Initiated Mexico’s movement of independence on September 16, 1810, leading the people in its fight towards national freedom.

On behalf of the Mexican community of Central Florida, to the people and the City of Orlando on this, the 15th day of September, 1996, date of the first commemoration of Mexico Independence Day.
Javier Pinedo, Aircon, Luis G. Campos, Tupperware Americas, Luis y Gabriela Casado, the unknown Mexican worker.

Glenda E. Hood, Mayor of Orlando · Martin Torres, Consul of Mexico
Bronze by Estela Ubando and Carlos Kunte, Mexican Artists

 
Erected 1996 by Mexican Community of Central Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsParks & Recreational AreasPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 28° 32.571′ N, 81° 22.256′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can
Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 31, 2021
2. Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker
be reached from the intersection of North Eola Drive and East Central Boulevard. The marker is located on the southeast side of Lake Eola Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jose P. Rizal (here, next to this marker); Simon Bolivar (here, next to this marker); Mohandas K. Gandhi (a few steps from this marker); Orlando Reeves (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John R. Mott House Site (about 400 feet away); "Lest We Forget" (about 400 feet away); Mathew Robinson Marks (about 600 feet away); Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
 
Also see . . .  Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla. (Submitted on February 7, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Dedication tablet image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 31, 2021
3. Dedication tablet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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