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Atotonilco in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Banner of Atotonilco

The Route of Hidalgo

 
 
The Banner of Atotonilco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
1. The Banner of Atotonilco Marker
Inscription.
En esta plaza el 16 de Septiembre de 1810 el naciente ejercito insurgente procedente de el pueblo de Dolores enarbolo como bandera, un estandarte con la imagen de la Virgen de Guadalupe, tomando de este Santuario de Jesus de Nazareno.

Hoy a los 250 años de su solemne dedicación, en memoria agradecida a su fundador V. Padre Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro C.O.
El parraco, Casa de Ejercicios, fieles, laicos y H. Ayuntamiento Constitucional 1998-2000.

Erigen esta placa conmemorativa
Atotonilco San Miguel de Allende
20 de julio 1998

English translation:
In this square on September 16, 1810 the nascent insurgent army, coming from the town of Dolores raised as a rallying flag a banner with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, taken from this Sanctuary of Jesus of Nazareth.

On the 250th anniversary of the solemn dedication of this Church, in grateful memory to its founder Father Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro C.O.
The parish priest, House of Spritual Exercises, the faithful, laity and the Honorable and Constitutional City Council of 1998-2000

Erect this commemorative marker
Atotonilco, San Miguel de Allende
July 20, 1998

 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 21° 0.274′ 
The Banner of Atotonilco additional marker on the monument's restoration image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
2. The Banner of Atotonilco additional marker on the monument's restoration
This monument to "The Route of Hidalgo" was restored in 2010 as part of the Mexican Independence bicentennial celebrations. This additional marker mentions that the Governor of Guanajuato State, Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez, and the City Council of San Miguel de Allende were responsible for the restoration.
N, 100° 47.661′ W. Marker is in Atotonilco, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Marker is on Calle Principal, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker and monument to the Route of Hidalgo are directly in front of the Sanctuary of Jesus the Nazarene of Atotonilco.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Parish of Atotonilco and Miguel Hidalgo (here, next to this marker); The Marriage of Ignacio Allende and Maria de las Fuentes (here, next to this marker); Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Félix Luna Romero (approx. 10.8 kilometers away); Captain Juan Aldama y González (approx. 11 kilometers away); The Francisco I. Madero Fountain (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); The Heroes' Bridge (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); Tribute to the Battle of Puebla (approx. 11.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atotonilco.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
The Banner of Atotonilco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
3. The Banner of Atotonilco Marker
The marker is attached to one of 260 "Route of Hidalgo" monuments, originally placed in 1960 as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Mexican Independence. The monument is topped by an eagle's head with a banner emblazoned with the word "Liberty" (Libertad). The Sanctuary and additional markers can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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