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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Cosío Waterway

 
 
The Cosío Waterway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2017
1. The Cosío Waterway Marker
Inscription.
Al Sr. D.
Francisco G. de Cosio
que
siendo Gobernador del Estado
hizo donación de un surco de agua
para beneficio de este barrio.
Los vecinos de La Otra Banda
le consagran este recuerdo
de gratitud.
Querétaro Agosto 22 de MDCCCLXXXII

English translation:
To Francisco G. de Cosío
who, as Governor of the state,
donated a waterway
for the benefit of this neighborhood.
The inhabitants of “The Other Side” dedicate to him this show of their gratitude.
Querétaro, August 22, 1882

 
Erected 1882 by Vecinos de "La Otra Banda".
 
Location. 20° 36.104′ N, 100° 22.928′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calzada San Cayetano just north of Avenida Universidad, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Damián Carmona (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Fountain of Garmilla (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); El Mexicano Fountain (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); End of the Siege of Querétaro
The Cosío Waterway Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2017
2. The Cosío Waterway Marker
The marker is mounted to a commemorative column, now near a secondary entrance to a residential area.
(approx. one kilometer away); El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (approx. one kilometer away); Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros (approx. one kilometer away); Historical Events at the Temple of the Holy Cross (approx. one kilometer away); Founding and History of the Temple of the Holy Cross (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding The Cosío Waterway. Francisco González Cosío was Governor of the state of Querétaro from 1880-1883 and then from 1887-1911. He was a strong supporter of President Porfirio Díaz.
The marker uses the world "surco" for "waterway", which could also be translated as "ditch". It is likely that the waterway mentioned for this community was a branch of an aqueduct that ran nearby and supplied water to a mill, now the location of the Universidad Marista.
The neighborhood mentioned in the marker was called "La Otra Banda" or "The Other Side", as this area was north of the river that forms the natural boundary of the historic center. This would be similar to the English saying of "the other side of the tracks."
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPoliticsWaterways & Vessels
 
A nearby sign noting that the road is the Saint Cajetan Road of 1876 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2017
3. A nearby sign noting that the road is the Saint Cajetan Road of 1876
Calzada de San Cayetano 1876
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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