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San Juan del Río in Municipality of San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec

 
 
The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 21, 2017
1. The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec Marker
Inscription.
Heroico Colegio Militar
por el honor de México
1846-1847

Teniente Juan de la Barrera · Cadete Juan Escutia · Cadete Agustin Melgar · Cadete Francisco Marquez · Cadete Vicente Suarez · Cadete Fernando Montes de Oca


English translation:
The Heroic Military College
for the honor of Mexico
1846-1847

Lieutenant Juan de la Barrera · Cadet Juan Escutia · Cadet Agustin Melgar · Cadet Francisco Marquez · Cadet Vicente Suarez · Cadete Fernando Montes de Oca

 
Erected 1991 by Club Peña de Amigos, A.C.
 
Location. 20° 23.074′ N, 100° 0.536′ W. Marker is in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, in Municipality of San Juan del Río. Marker is on Avenida Benito Juárez Poniente just west of Huertas Norte, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan del Río, Querétaro 76807, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 27 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Legend of Jesús de la Portería (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Royal Inland Road in San Juan del Río (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); To the Founders of San Juan del Río (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Geographical Center of Mexico
The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 21, 2017
2. The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec Marker
The names of the "Children Heroes" are carved from the columns that make up the monument. This example is for Cadet Juan Escutia.
(approx. 19.4 kilometers away); First Public Education in Tequisquiapan (approx. 19.6 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 19.6 kilometers away); Salvador Michaus Marroquín (approx. 19.8 kilometers away); The 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Amealco (approx. 26.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan del Río.
 
Regarding The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec. There are many of these types of monuments throughout Mexico that give tribute to the six "Children Heroes" (Niños Héroes), the Mexican military cadets and a young lieutenant that faced U.S. troops during the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847 during the Mexican-American War and died.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec dedicatory marker. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 21, 2017
3. The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec dedicatory marker.
The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 21, 2017
4. The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec Marker
The large monument is on the left when leaving San Juan del Río towards the west. When entering the city it is difficult to see.
The nearby Bridge of History (El Puente de la Historia) image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 21, 2017
5. The nearby Bridge of History (El Puente de la Historia)
This bridge, just to the west of the Monument to the Children Heroes was completed in 1711 and today is the symbol of San Juan del Río. Its construction was begun in February 1710 under the order of Viceroy Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, Duke of Albuquerque. It was designed by architect Pedro de Arrieta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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