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San Blas in Municipality of San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico — The Pacific Coast
 

José María Mercado

 
 
José María Mercado Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 15, 2016
1. José María Mercado Marker
Inscription.
1811 · 1931
1811 Jalisco 1967
El pueblo y gobierno del estado de Jalisco, en comunión con el pueblo hermano de Nayarit rinden homenaje a sus héroes.
Insurgente
Jose Maria Mercado
Miembros de la compañía fija de San Blas en el 156o aniversario de la heroica defense del Puerto de San Blas.

El Gobernador Constitucional del estado de Jalisco
Lic. Francisco Medina Ascensio
enero 31 de 1967.

English translation:
1811 · 1931
1811 Jalisco 1967
The people and government of the state of Jalisco, in communion with their brothers of Nayarit pay homage to their heroes.
Independence fighter
José María Mercado
Members of the San Blas Company on the 156th anniversary of the heroic defense of the Port of San Blas.

Tribute from the Constitutional Governor of the state of Jalisco
Lic. Francisco Medina Ascensio
January 31, 1967.

 
Erected 1967 by El Gobernador Constitucional del estado de Jalisco.
 
Location. 21° 32.513′ N, 105° 17.172′ W. Marker is in San Blas, Nayarit, in Municipality of San Blas. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Sinaloa and Calle Canalizó Sur, on the left when traveling west
José María Mercado Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 15, 2016
2. José María Mercado Marker
on Calle Sinaloa. Touch for map. The marker is just to the left of the Ayuntamiento (City Council) building of San Blas. Marker is in this post office area: San Blas, Nayarit 63740, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fray Junipero Serra (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Pablo Juárez García (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The San Blas Battalion (approx. one kilometer away); José María Mercado Burial Site (approx. 1.1 kilometers away).
 
Regarding José María Mercado. José María Mercado (Teul, Nueva Galicia, Spain, July 13, 1731 - San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico January 31, 1811) was a parish priest of Ahualulco. He took part in the Mexican War of Independence, rising in arms and proclaiming independence in Jalisco. He continued his struggle by pursuing the Spanish Royalists who had retreated from Jalisco. He took the town of Tepic and the port of San Blas on November 28, 1810. He captured forty-two guns, which he sent to Miguel Hidalgo. After the defeat of the insurgents at the Battle of the Bridge of Calderón the Spanish returned to attack Tepic and San Blas, together with the priest Nicolás Santos Verdín. Mercado was fortified in the ravine of Maninalco but was defeated on January 31, 1811. His body was found the next day
José María Mercado statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 15, 2016
3. José María Mercado statue
at the bottom of a cliff. Translated and adapted from Wikipedia
 
Categories. Colonial EraWars, Non-US
 
José María Mercado bust image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 15, 2016
4. José María Mercado bust
This additional bust of Mercado is found at the nearby San Blas fort known as "La Contaduría."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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