Veracruz in Municipality of Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
Major General Álvaro Obregón
monument fue erigido
en memoria del
General de Division
C. Alvaro Obregon,
por los empleados de la
de este puerto.
C. Álvaro Obregón,
by the employees of the Maritime Customs Office of this port.
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. 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
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 93 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.