Colón in Municipality of Colón, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Lieutenant Coronel Norberto García
—Ruta Cristera —
Norberto García, nació en 1906, hijo legítimo del señor José García y de la señora María Dolores de la Vega prósperos comerciantes de esta villa. En 1928, Primer Regidor del Ayuntamiento de Colón y en 1930 Presidente Municipal por el PNR. Se sublevó contra el gobierno de Plutarco Elías Calles, miembro activo de la liga Defensora de la Libertad Religiosa. Como muchos jefes Cristeros, Norberto fue sacrificado por el Gobierno despues del armisticio, la mañana del Domingo 8 de Agosto de 1937, es asesinado al salir de misa, en una de las esquinas que forman las calles Aquiles Serdán y Alvaro Obregón en Colón, Qro.
Norberto García was born in 1906, the legitimate son of José García and María Dolores de la Vega, prosperous merchants in this town. In 1928, he became the First City Councilman of Colón and in 1930 became Municipal President with the PNR (Partido Nacional Revolucionario or the National Revolutionary Party). He revolted against the government of Plutarco Elías Calles and became an active member of the League of Religious Freedom. Like many Cristero chiefs, Norberto was killed by the government after the armistice, on the morning of Sunday, August 8, 1937. He was assassinated
Erected by Municipio de Colón, Presidencia Municipal 2012-2015.
Location. 20° 47.252′ N, 100° 2.917′ W. Marker is in Colón, Querétaro, in Municipality of Colón. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Álvaro Obregón and Calle Francisco I. Madero, on the right when traveling west on Calle Álvaro Obregón. 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. "El Jardín Unión" (a few steps from this marker); "Antiguo Hospital" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landaverde House (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Norberto García de la Vega (about 180 meters away); "La Purísima" (about 210 meters away); The Parish of San Francisco (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Temple of San Francisco de Asís (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); "La Gaviota" (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colón.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The additional, nearby marker is where Norberto García was assassinated.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on September 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.