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Celaya in Municipality of Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Emiliano Zapata

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
1. Emiliano Zapata Marker
Inscription.
Con la iniciativa del
C. Alberto Alvarado Guerrero
Secretario General del Comité Campesino
Municipal de Celaya
y la participación de los propios
campesinos
fue construido este monumento del
Gral. Emiliano Zapata
Celaya, Gto. 10 de abril de 1998.

English translation:
Through the initiative of
C. Alberto Alvarado Guerrero,
General Secretary of the Municipal Peasant Committee of Celaya
and with the participation of the peasants themselves
this monument is dedicated to
General Emiliano Zapata
Celaya, Guanajuato, April 10, 1998.


 
Erected 1998 by Comité Municipal de Campesinos de Celaya.
 
Location. 20° 30.938′ N, 100° 48.613′ W. Marker is in Celaya, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Celaya. Marker is on Calle Jaime Nuño just north of Calle Rodolfo Piña Soria, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celaya, Guanajuato 38079, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Temple of Saint Augustine (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The History of Celaya
Emiliano Zapata Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
2. Emiliano Zapata Marker
(approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The First Franciscans in Celaya (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Celaya's Water Tower (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Temple of Saint Francis (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Independence Column of Celaya (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Temple of San Francisco - Headquarters of the Patroness of Celaya (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celaya.
 
Regarding Emiliano Zapata. This monument is interesting in that it is likely that Emiliano Zapata never visited the area of Celaya, Guanajuato. Actually, some accounts say that Zapata was supposed to support Villa's efforts in the Battles of Celaya, but for many reasons this support did not materialize and Zapata stayed near his home base of the state of Morelos. This monument was likely placed due to Zapata's use as a figure of resistance and support for social causes.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Emiliano Zapata Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
3. Emiliano Zapata Marker
The Catholic Church of the Resurrection (Iglesia de la Resurrección) can be seen in the distance to the south.
Emiliano Zapata image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
4. Emiliano Zapata
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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