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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)

Diana the Huntress

Ruta Cultura Real de Plomo Pobre

Diana the Huntress Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2021
1. Diana the Huntress Marker

La Diana Cazadora
Escultura de bronce de 7 metros de altura y 4 toneladas de peso, realizada por el artista Juan Fernando Olaguibel en el año de 1942. En 1968 fue sustituida por una réplica, que actualmente se ubica en la glorieta del Paseo de la Reforma, en la Ciudad de México.

Fue denominada en su origen como la flechadora de estrellas del norte, conocida popularmente como la Diana Cazadora, en honor a la diosa romana. Su imagen representa tres cualidades relevantes: ser bella, guerrera y conquistadora de sueños.

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English translation:
Diana the Huntress
This bronze sculpture is 7 meters tall and weighs 4 tons. It was made by the artist Juan Fernando Olaguibel in 1942. In 1968 it was replaced by a replica, which is currently located in the roundabout of Paseo de la Reforma, in Mexico City.

Originally referred to as the “Northern Star Hunter”, it is now popularly known as “Diana the Huntress”, after the Roman goddess. Her image represents three relevant qualities:
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being beautiful, a warrior and conquering dreams.

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Erected by Secretaria de Cultura.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 20° 29.05′ N, 99° 13.121′ W. Marker is in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo. Marker is on Calle Peña y Ramírez just south of Jesús de Rosal, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ixmiquilpan HGO 42300, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Municipal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Hidalgo Theater (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Benito Juárez (about 180 meters away); Temple and Convent of San Miguel Arcángel (about 180 meters away); Convent of San Miguel Archangel Ixmiquilpan (about 210 meters away); Alfonso Corona del Rosal (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The San Miguel Arcangel Bridge (approx. half a kilometer away); The Founding of Alfajayucan (approx. 16 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ixmiquilpan.
Regarding Diana the Huntress. The sculpture was the original Diana that was created by Olaguibel in 1942 and placed on the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. In 1944, a group
Diana the Huntress Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2021
2. Diana the Huntress Marker
The marker is to the far left, above the letter 'm', in this view of the statue.
known as the "League of Decency" headed by Soledad Orozco de Avila Camacho, wife of president Manuel Ávila Camacho, decided that the Diana statue was indecent due to the fact that it was nude. It was removed from Reforma and put in Chapultepec Park before it came to Ixmiquilpan and was placed atop the fountain here in 1970. The Diana statue that is currently in Mexico City is a second version cast by Olaguibel and placed in the same place as the original version.
Diana the Huntress image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2021
3. Diana the Huntress
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Feb. 24, 2024