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Major General Álvaro Obregón

 
 
Major General Álvaro Obregón Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
1. Major General Álvaro Obregón Marker
Inscription.
Este
monument fue erigido
en memoria del
General de Division
C. Alvaro Obregon,
por los empleados de la
Aduana Maritima
de este puerto.
MCMXXIX

English translation:
This monument was erected in memory of the
Major General
C. Álvaro Obregón,
by the employees of the Maritime Customs Office of this port.
1929

 
Erected 1929 by Empleados de la Aduana Marítima de Veracruz.
 
Location. 19° 11.997′ N, 96° 8.236′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Marker is on Mario Molina just east of Trigueros de la Campaña, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Portal de Miranda Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Municipal Council in Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Convent of San Francisco (about 240 meters away); The Mexican Naval Academy (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Lieutenant José Azueta (approx.
Major General Álvaro Obregón Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
2. Major General Álvaro Obregón Marker
Interestingly, Obregón lost his right arm at the Battle of Celaya in 1915 against Pancho Villa. The bust on the monument potentially was chosen to downplay his injury.
0.3 kilometers away); The Veracruz City Museum (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Francisco Javier Clavijero Echegaray (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
Regarding Major General Álvaro Obregón. Álvaro Obregón Salido (b. February 19, 1880 – d. July 17, 1928) was a general in the Mexican Revolution, who became President of Mexico from 1920 to 1924. He supported Venustiano Carranza as leader of the revolution against the Huerta regime. Carranza appointed Obregón commander of the revolutionary forces in northwestern Mexico and in 1915 appointed him as his minister of war. In that same year his forces defeated Pancho Villa in the Battle of Celaya, although Obregón lost an arm during the fighting. In 1920, Obregón launched a revolt against Carranza, in which Carranza was assassinated; he won the subsequent election with overwhelming support. Obregón's presidency was the first stable presidency since the Revolution began in 1910. He oversaw massive educational reform, moderate land reform, and labor laws sponsored by the increasingly powerful Regional
President and Major General Álvaro Obregón image. Click for full size.
3. President and Major General Álvaro Obregón
This photo from between 1905-1928 is from the Library of Congress.
Confederation of Mexican Workers. In August 1923, he signed the Bucareli Treaty that clarified the rights of the Mexican government and U.S. oil interests and brought U.S. diplomatic recognition to his government. In 1923–24, Obregón's finance minister, Adolfo de la Huerta, launched a rebellion in part protesting the Bucareli Treaty; Obregón returned to the battlefield to crush the rebellion. In his victory, he was aided by the United States with arms and 17 U.S. planes that bombed de la Huerta's supporters. In 1924, Obregón's fellow Northern revolutionary general and hand-picked successor, Plutarco Elías Calles, was elected president, and although Obregón ostensibly retired to Sonora, he remained influential under Calles. Having pushed through constitutional reform to once again make reelection possible, Obregón won the 1928 election, but was assassinated by José de León Toral, a Mexican offended by the government's anti-religious laws, before he could begin his second term. Adapted from Wikipedia
This monument was erected only one year after Obregón's assassination in 1928.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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