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Progreso in Municipality of Progreso, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Juan Miguel Castro

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 19, 2017
1. Juan Miguel Castro Marker
Inscription.
Juan Miguel Castro
Fundador de Progreso
y Benemerito del Estado.
Julio 1º - 1871. a 1930.

Restuarado y devuelto a su aspecto orginal por el H. Ayuntamiento
1995-1998

El 25 de febrero de 1856 surgio a la vida,
donde antes existio el rancho “El Progreso”,
esta bella ciudad que, en honor a su nombre,
apunta con decisión hacia metas de grandeza,
con fe en el empeño de sus hijos.
El pueblo de Progreso en el primer centenario
de este lugar, rinde fervoroso homenaje a Dn.
Juan Miguel Castro, esforzado paladin
de la idea que es hoy una bella realidad.
Progreso, Yuc, febrero 25 de 1956.

Construida esta prolongación del
malecón por la Junta Federal de
Mejoras Materiales por acuerdo
del Lic. Eduardo Bustamante
Srio. del Patrimonio Nacional, fue inaugurada
por el C. Representante del
Sr. Presidente de la Republica Lic.
Don Adolfo Lopez Mateos.
Progreso, Yuc. Enero 31 de 1963.

English translation:
Juan Miguel Castro
The Founder of Progreso and “Most Worthy” of the State of Yucatán.
July 1st - 1871. to 1930.

Monument restored and returned to its original appearance by the Honorable Town Hall
1995-1998

On February 25, 1856 he gave life to this port,
Juan Miguel Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 19, 2017
2. Juan Miguel Castro Marker
once the site of the ranch "El Progreso",
this beautiful city that, in honor of his name,
resolutely aims towards goals of greatness,
with faith in the commitment of its children.
The town of Progreso in the first century since its founding, pays tribute to
Juan Miguel Castro, for his pioneering idea that today is a beautiful reality.
Progreso, Yucatán, February 25, 1956.

This extension of the boardwalk built by the Federal Board of
Material Improvement by agreement of Eduardo Bustamante
Secretary of National Heritage, which was inaugurated by the Constitutional Representative of the
President of the Republic Adolfo López Mateos.
Progreso, Yucatán, January 31, 1963.

 
Erected 1930.
 
Location. 21° 17.277′ N, 89° 39.815′ W. Marker is in Progreso, Yucatán, in Municipality of Progreso. Marker is on Calle 19 just north of Calle 21, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Progreso, Yucatán 97320, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 24 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arrival of José Martí to Mexico (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Heroes of Chapultepec and Veracruz (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Dzibilchaltún Archaeological Site
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 19, 2017
3. Juan Miguel Castro Marker
(approx. 22.8 kilometers away); Substructure 38 (approx. 22.9 kilometers away); Structure 36 (approx. 23 kilometers away); The Open Chapel (approx. 23 kilometers away); Central Square (approx. 23 kilometers away); Sacbe 1 (approx. 23 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Progreso.
 
Regarding Juan Miguel Castro. In honor of Juan Miguel Castro's founding of the port and city of Progreso, Yucatán, the city's official name is "Progreso de Castro."
 
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Juan Miguel Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 19, 2017
4. Juan Miguel Castro Marker
The markers are located on a column topped by a statue of Juan Miguel Castro. In the background is the Progreso pier, which at 6.5 km (4 mi) is one of the longest in the world.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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