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Chalchuapa, Santa Ana Department, El Salvador
 

Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios

 
 
Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
1. Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios Marker
Inscription.  

Aqui murio el Gral.
J. Rufino Barrios
Paladin de la Union
Centroamericana
2 Abril 1885

English translation:
Here died General J. Rufino Barrios
Champion of Central American Union
2 April 1885
 
Location. 13° 59.382′ N, 89° 40.452′ W. Marker is in Chalchuapa, Santa Ana Department. The marker and statue can be seen on the right about one block north after turning right directly after the Casa Blanca archeological site, traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador (approx. one kilometer away in Santa Ana); Dr. Stanley Boggs (approx. 1.1 kilometers away in Santa Ana); 200th Anniversary of the First Cry of Salvadoran Independence (approx. 9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); First Century of the City of Atiquizaya (approx. 9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); Salvador Antonio Gómez Góchez (approx. 9.1 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); David Granadino (approx.
Wide View of Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
2. Wide View of Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios Marker
The marker is affixed to the bolder to the right of the bust of General Justo Rufino Barrios.
12.7 kilometers away in Santa Ana); Aurelio Fuertes and Santa Ana Cathedral (approx. 12.8 kilometers away in Santa Ana); Ecological Park "San Lorenzo" (approx. 14.1 kilometers away in Santa Ana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalchuapa.
 
Regarding Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios. Guatemalan President and General Justo Rufino Barrios died here on April 2, 1885 while leading troops on an invasion of El Salvador as part of his dream of Central American union. After his death, the Guatemalan troops quickly retreated and the movement towards a union of the Central American countries was put on hold for decades.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, August 1, 2015
3. Death of Justo Rufino Barrios
This bronze relief is a portrayal of the death of Justo Rufino Barrios. It is found in Plaza Barrios in Zone 1 of Guatemala City, Guatemala as part of a larger equestrian statue of J. Rufino Barrios.
Bust of Justo Rufino Barrios and additional markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
4. Bust of Justo Rufino Barrios and additional markers
The marble bust has three attached markers, which read (translated to English) as follows (from earliest to latest):

This bust and a blood bank were given to our Chalchuapa neighbors by Guatemalan President General Miguel Idigoras Fuentes. 1962

San Lorenzo, San Marcos, Home of the Unionist and Reformer of Guatemala General Justo Rufino Barrios, honor to Chalchuapa, the location of his death, San Lorenzo, 5 September, 1974.

Adolfo V. Hall Central Institute of the Army of Guatemala, Central America. On the occasion of the visit of officials, specialists and alumni and in honor of our heroes, General Justo Rufino Barrios, First Sargent CS. CS. Adolfo V. Hall. Who offered their life for the union of Central America in the unionist campaign of 1885. Guatemala, September of 1998
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By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
5. Bust of Justo Rufino Barrios
The marble bust was made by famed Guatemalan sculptor Rodolfo Galeotti Torres.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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