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San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Allende Fountain

 
 
Allende Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2016
1. Allende Fountain Marker
Inscription.
Año 1848
A la memoria
del varón ilustre
Primer Caudillo de la Libertad
C. Ignacio Allende.

English translation:
1848
To the memory of the illustrious Leader of Liberty
Captain Ignacio Allende.

 
Erected 1848.
 
Location. 20° 54.76′ N, 100° 44.766′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Pila Seca and Calle Zacateros, on the right when traveling west on Calle Pila Seca. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armory of the Insurgents (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Temple of the Most Pure Conception (about 210 meters away); The Heroes' Bridge (about 210 meters away); House of Juan Umarán (about 210 meters away); The Remains of the Insurgents (about 210 meters away); The House of Luis Malo (about 240 meters away); Nemesio Diez Riega (was about 240 meters away but has been reported missing. ); Birthplace of Ignacio Allende (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
 
Regarding Allende Fountain. José Ignacio Allende y Unzaga (b. San Miguel de Allende,
Allende Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2016
2. Allende Fountain Marker
1769 - d. Chihuahua 1811) was one of the leaders and initiators of the independence movement of Mexico. Captain of Spanish militias, he sympathized with the idea of independence. He attended the first secret meetings of the rebellion organized in Querétaro and fought alongside Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the first stages of the War of Independence. He relieved Hidalgo as the military leader of the insurgents. In Acatita de Baján, Coahuila, he was betrayed and arrested by Ignacio Elizondo, along with Miguel Hidalgo, Abasolo Mariano, Mariano Jiménez and Juan Aldama and taken to the city of Chihuahua where he was tried for insubordination, was shot and beheaded. His head was displayed on a corner of the Alhóndiga de Granaditos in the city of Guanajuato as a warning to other potential insurgents, where it remained for 10 years. Translated and adapted from Wikipedia
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Allende Fountain detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2016
3. Allende Fountain detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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