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

“La Purísima”

 

—Ruta Cristera —

 
"La Purísima" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
1. "La Purísima" Marker
Inscription.
“La Purisima”
Inscripción en la columna: “1868”
Antiguo Camino Real. Sobre el muro del lado Sur
se encuentra una columna, que consta de un pedestal
y en la terminación una hornacina que guarda una
escultura de bulto de la virgen de Guadalupe.

English translation:
“La Purísima”
The column is inscribed with the year “1868”.
This was part of the Old Royal Road. Rising from the wall on the southern side is a column, made up of a pedestal topped by a niche holding a sculpture of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

 
Erected by Municipio de Colón, Presidencia Municipal 2012-2015.
 
Location. 20° 47.274′ N, 100° 2.794′ W. Marker is in Colón, Querétaro, in Municipality of Colón. Marker is on Calle Aquiles Serdán just west of Calle Aguasca Leintes, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. 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. Norberto García de la Vega (within shouting distance of this marker); "La Gaviota" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Landaverde House
"La Purísima" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
2. "La Purísima" Marker
The column is part of a short bridge over the Colón River.
(about 90 meters away); The Parish of San Francisco (about 90 meters away); Temple of San Francisco de Asís (about 120 meters away); Monument to the Mexican Revolution (about 120 meters away); The House of Amado de la Mota (about 120 meters away); Vero's Handicrafts (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colón.
 
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"La Purísima" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
3. "La Purísima" Marker
This view of the marker and column is towards the east along the Old Royal Road (Antiguo Camino Real).
"La Purísima", the small sculpture of the Virgin of Guadalupe that tops the column. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
4. "La Purísima", the small sculpture of the Virgin of Guadalupe that tops the column.
It appears that the marker is in error and that the year on the column is 1866, not 1868.
Earlier inscription on the column, now mostly unreadable. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
5. Earlier inscription on the column, now mostly unreadable.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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