San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Francisco I. Madero Fountain
Francisco I. Madero
Construida de Nbre á Dbre de
1915 por disposicion del C.
Presidente Municipal de acuerdo
con la Junta de Admon.
Civil; siendo Gob. y Com.
Militar del Edo. El C. Coronel
D. Jose Siurob
Se inaguro el 1 de
Enero de 1916.
Constructed from November to December in 1915
by the Municipal President in accord with the Civil Administrative Council,
and the Governor and Military Commander of the State
Coronel José Siurob
Inaugurated on January 1, 1916
Erected 1916 by Presidente Municipal de San Miguel de Allende.
Location. 20° 54.933′ N, 100° 44.713′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Hernández Macias and Calle Mesones, on the right when traveling north on Calle Hernández Macias. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carmen Masip Echazarreta (within shouting distance of this marker); María del Refugio Aguilar y Torres (about 90 meters The Remains of the Insurgents (about 120 meters away); The Temple of the Most Pure Conception (about 120 meters away); General Mariano Escobedo (about 150 meters away); Narciso María Loreto de la Canal (about 150 meters away); House of Juan Umarán (about 180 meters away); First Independent Municipality of Mexico (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
Regarding The Francisco I. Madero Fountain. Francisco Madero became the 33rd Mexican President by challenging the reign of President Porfirio Diaz in 1910. He attempted to promote social justice and democracy; however his time in office was contentious, as he upset the aristocracy without moving fast enough to satisfy the poor. On the morning of February 9, 1913 an uprising began in Mexico City in an attempt to overthrow him. Nine days later the coup achieved its purpose in overthrowing and eventually assassinating President Madero, thanks to the betrayals perpetrated by Generals Huerta and Blanquet. Madero's death set
The marker and fountain are interesting as they represent one of the earliest public memorials to Madero. It was built while the Revolution was still raging throughout Mexico, only about three years after his death. The Governor and Military Commander of Guanajuato at the time of its construction, Coronel José Siurob, was a fellow revolutionary and supporter of Madero.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.