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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Benito Juárez in Guanajuato

 
 
Benito Juárez in Guanajuato Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
1. Benito Juárez in Guanajuato Marker
Inscription.
El C. Benito Juárez, después del
golpe de estado de Comonfort, residió
aquí del 17 de enero al 13 de febrero de
1858. Erigió esta Ciudad provisionalmente
en Capital de la República; constituyó
su Gabinete; convocó á los Supremos Poderes y expidió un importante manifiesto.

English translation:
Benito Juárez
lived here from January 17 to February 13, 1858 after Comonfort’s attempted overthrow of the government. He named this City as the provisional Capital of the Republic, formed his Cabinet, organized the Supreme Powers and published an important manifesto.

 
Location. 21° 0.968′ N, 101° 15.21′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Luis González Obregón and Calle de los Arcos, on the left when traveling north on Calle Luis González Obregón. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Calle Luis González Obregón, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucio Marmolejo (here, next to this marker); The Royal Houses of Guanajuato (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Bank of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of
Benito Juárez in Guanajuato Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
2. Benito Juárez in Guanajuato Marker
The marker can be seen here at the end of the Calle de los Arcos (the Street of Arches).
this marker); Luis González Obregón (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Prison of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of San Diego (within shouting distance of this marker); Agustín Lanuza (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
Regarding Benito Juárez in Guanajuato. Benito Juárez first became President of Mexico when the elected President Comonfort attempted to bypass the Constitution in 1858 and take extra-official powers. With the ensuing chaos, Juárez was forced to flee here to Guanajuato in order to continue with his Constitutional government. From Guanajuato he soon fled to Guadalajara. Juárez would continue this strategy of his itinerant government until the end of the Reform War, when he would then face the French invasion of the Second Mexican Empire.
 
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An additional nearby marker and bust of Benito Juárez image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
3. An additional nearby marker and bust of Benito Juárez
Across the street from the marker in a small park is this bust of Juárez. The associated marker reads:
Al Benemerito de las Americas
Lic. Don Benito Juarez
H. Ayuntamiento 83-85
21 marzo 1983, Guanajuato, Gto.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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