Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Cosío Waterway
Francisco G. de Cosio
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
Querétaro Agosto 22 de MDCCCLXXXII
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); Fountain of Cantoya The Ahuehuete of the Querétaro River (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); End of the Siege of Querétaro (approx. one kilometer away); El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (approx. one kilometer away); Friar Antonio Margil de Jesus Ros (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 Features • Politics • Waterways & Vessels •
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 93 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.