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Zapotlanejo in Municipality of Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

The Battle of Calderón Bridge

 
 
The Battle of Calderón Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 16, 2016
1. The Battle of Calderón Bridge Marker
The marker is a large four-sided monument, easily visible from the road. This text is repeated on the reverse of the marker.
Inscription.
Aquí en este sitio
el 17 de enero de 1811
la suerte fue adversa
al Padre de la Patria
Don Miguel Hidalgo
y Costilla
y al Generalisimo
Don Ignacio Allende

Defendamos nuestra libertad e independencia
2006

English translation:
Here on this site
January 17, 1811
Luck went against the Father of the Nation
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
and the General Ignacio Allende

We defend our freedom and independence
2006
 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 20° 40.514′ N, 103° 0.504′ W. Marker is in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, in Municipality of Zapotlanejo. Marker is on Carretera Tepatitlán de Morelos - Zapotlanejo (Route 80), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is near the entrance to the Calderón Bridge park. The park is about 11 km north of the town of Zapotlanejo on Carretera 80, on the left while traveling north.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Battle of Calderón Bridge (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Calderón Bridge at Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 10, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraWars, Non-US
 
The Battle of Calderón Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 16, 2016
2. The Battle of Calderón Bridge Marker
The monument to the battle includes this stylized sculpture of a hand carrying a torch, a symbol of the War of Mexican Independence.
The Battle of Calderón Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 16, 2016
3. The Battle of Calderón Bridge Marker
This view of the marker and monument is towards the east from inside the park.
Miguel Hidalgo statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 16, 2016
4. Miguel Hidalgo statue
This statue of Miguel Hidalgo and an Insurgent fighter is to the west inside of the park, closer to the Calderón Bridge. The sculptor was Juan José Méndez from Guadalajara and it was made by Fundidores Artísticos, S.A. of Mexico City.
A view across the Calderón Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 16, 2016
5. A view across the Calderón Bridge
The Insurgent Army, made up mostly of 100,000 untrained farmers and workers, came from Guadalajara towards the bridge. The Spanish Royalists of 6,000 would have looked out across the bridge at the attacking Insurgents in a view similar to that seen here.
The Battle of Calderón Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 16, 2016
6. The Battle of Calderón Bridge Marker
This view of the bridge is from the east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 10, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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