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Colón in Municipality of Colón, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Monument to the Mexican Revolution

 
 
Monument to the Mexican Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
1. Monument to the Mexican Revolution Marker
The monument base is four-sided, with this side facing north.
Inscription.
* Sufragio efectivo
No reelección*

Francisco I Madero
20 de noviembre, 1910

Precursores de la Revolucion
Aquiles Serdan · Carmen Serdan · Ricardo Flores Magon · Enrique Flores Magon · Antonio I Villareal

Combatientes
Pascual Orozco · Emiliano Zapata · Francisco Villa · Alvaro Obregon

Constitucionalistas
Venustiano Carranza · Heriberto Jara · Felipe Carrillo Puerto

y los Queretanos:
Jose Maria Truchuelo · Ernesto Perusquia · y Juan N Frias

English translation:
“Effective voting, no reelections”
Francisco I. Madero
November 20, 1910

Precursors of the Revolution
Aquiles Serdán · Carmen Serdán · Ricardo Flores Magón · Enrique Flores Magón · Antonio I. Villareal

Combatants
Pascual Orozco · Emiliano Zapata · Francisco Villa · Alvaro Obregón

Constitutionalists
Venustiano Carranza · Heriberto Jara · Felipe Carrillo Puerto

and those from Querétaro:
José María Truchuelo · Ernesto Perusquia · Juan N. Frías

 
Location. 20° 47.27′ N, 100° 2.723′ W. Marker is in Colón, Querétaro, in Municipality of Colón. Marker is on Calle Heroes de la Revolución just south of Calle Chihuahua. Touch for map
Monument to the Mexican Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
2. Monument to the Mexican Revolution Marker
This composite image shows the other three sides of the monument base.
. The monument is in the center of the central park of Colón, south of the Municipal Building (Presidencia Municipal). Marker is in this post office area: Colón, Querétaro 76270, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "La Gaviota" (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of Amado de la Mota (within shouting distance of this marker); Vero's Handicrafts (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of San Francisco de Asís (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Parish of San Francisco (about 120 meters away); "La Purísima" (about 120 meters away); Norberto García de la Vega (about 180 meters away); The Landaverde House (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colón.
 
Regarding Monument to the Mexican Revolution. This is a somewhat odd monument to the Mexican Revolution, as it includes a number of important figures that actively fought against one another during the Revolution. For example, Obregón fought against Villa at the Battle of Celaya. Zapata also fought against both Madero and Carranza's forces. Most monuments to the Revolution in Mexico only refer to the movement symbolically, or they tend to focus on just one important figure from the Revolution. It may be that this monument
Monument to the Mexican Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
3. Monument to the Mexican Revolution Marker
The monument is topped by a bust of Francisco I. Madero. The tower of the Parish of San Francisco can be seen to the south in the background.
is actually a good representation of the confusing and muddled alliances that were ever present during the long Mexican Revolution.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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