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San Miguel de Cozumel in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

General Rafael E. Melgar

 
 
General Rafael E. Melgar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
1. General Rafael E. Melgar Marker
Inscription.
Gral. Rafael E. Melgar
Yanhuitlán, Oax. 1887
Mexico D.F. 21 de marzo 1959
Excelente Gobernador del Territorio de
Quintana Roo, de 1935 a 1940. Sus obras
públicas y su compromiso social trascienden hasta nuestros días.
Cozumel, Q. Roo, 2007.

English translation:
General Rafael E. Melgar
Born in Yanhuitlán, Oaxaca - 1887
Died in Mexico, D.F. – March 21, 1959
Excellent Governor of the Territory of Quintana Roo from 1935 to 1940. The value of his public works and social commitment extend to the present day.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 2007.

 
Erected 2007 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Cozumel 2005-2008.
 
Location. 20° 30.492′ N, 86° 57.249′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Rafael E. Melgar and Calle 7 Sur, on the right when traveling south on Avenida Rafael E. Melgar. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77609, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation (approx. half a kilometer away); Benito Juárez García
General Rafael E. Melgar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
2. General Rafael E. Melgar Marker
This marker and statue of General Melgar are along the boardwalk constructed during his time as governor.
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The First Mass Celebrated in Mexico (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monument to Gonzálo Guerrero (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The Arrival of the Spanish in Cozumel (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Tribute to the 201st Squadron of the Mexican Expeditionary Force (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Lockheed T-33. (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); North American T-28A Trojan (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Cozumel.
 
Regarding General Rafael E. Melgar. Rafael Eustacio Melgar Andrade was a member of the Mexican military and a politician, born in Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán, Oaxaca in 1887 and died in Mexico City on March 21, 1959. He fought in his native state during the Mexican Revolution and reached the rank of General. He presided over the PNR bloc in the Chamber of Deputies in 1930 and headed the nationalist campaign. He was then appointed Governor of the Federal Territory of Quintana Roo by President Lázaro Cárdenas in 1935. He carried out a positive administration marked
A nearby monument to Dr. Adolfo Rosado Salas, a few meters north of the featured marker. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
3. A nearby monument to Dr. Adolfo Rosado Salas, a few meters north of the featured marker.
The monument's inscription reads:
El pueblo de Cozumel, fervorosamente ha levantado este monumento, a la memoria de su benefactor, el esclarecido médico Doctor Adolfo Rosado Salas. Cozumel, Q. Roo, año de 1944.

English translation:
The people of Cozumel which much emotion have created this monument to their benefactor, the outstanding Doctor Adolfo Salas. Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 1944.
by numerous public works. Many of his works are still in operation such as the boardwalk of Cozumel and the Museum on the same island. Later in life he was the ambassador of Mexico in Holland, then Deputy and Senator for Oaxaca from 1952 to 1958.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 148 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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