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Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala
 

Guatemalan Revolution of 1944

 
 
Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
1. Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker
Inscription.  
Homenaje del pueblo de Guatemala
a sus heroes historicos
protagonistas de la gloriosa
Revolución del 20 de Octubre de 1944

English translation:
A tribute from the Guatemalan people to the historic heroes of the glorious Revolution of October 20, 1944

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is October 20, 2000.
 
Location. 14° 38.55′ N, 90° 30.788′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 6a Calle. This marker is embedded into the sidewalk directly in front of Guatemala's Naional Palace (Palacio Nacional). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6a Calle, Zone 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); Tragedy of the “Virgen de la Asunción” Safe Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (about 120 meters away,
Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 19, 2017
2. Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker
The marker was recently refurbished.
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measured in a direct line); Presidential House (about 120 meters away); Paseo de la Sexta (about 150 meters away); The Central American Act of Independence (about 150 meters away); Shopping Arcade (about 150 meters away); Conrado de la Cruz and Herlindo Cifuentes Castillo (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Guatemalan Revolution of 1944. The October 20, 1944 revolution in Guatemala overthrew dictator Jorge Ubico. A series of democratic, labor and agrarian reforms were started, although a US backed counter-revolution in 1954 eliminated almost all gains. This period is commonly known as the "Ten Years of Spring" in Guatemalan history.
 
Also see . . .  Guatemalan Revolution of October 20, 1944. (Submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Wide view of Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
3. Wide view of Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 Marker
The marker is embedded directly in the entranceway of the National Palace of Culture.
Guatemalan National Palace of Culture image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
4. Guatemalan National Palace of Culture
The National Palace of Culture was built from 1939 to 1944 during the regime of President Jorge Ubico, later overthrown during the Revolution of 1944.
Zero marker for Guatemala's road system image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
5. Zero marker for Guatemala's road system
This marker is supposedly the "zero point" for Guatemala's road system, with highway markers measuring from this point. It is located a few steps north of the "Guatemalan Revolution of 1944" marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on July 9, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   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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