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

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

 
 
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
1. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker
Inscription.
La ciudad de Celaya,
un paso mas en el camino
de la insurgencia.
Al que abrio las puertas
de la libertad
y convirtio
los grilletes en derechos.


English translation:

The city of Celaya was one more step for the Insurgents on the road to Independence.

Dedicated to the one that opened the doors of liberty and converted shackles into rights.

 
Erected 1960 by Pueblo de Celaya con fondos del erario municipal.
 
Location. 20° 31.371′ N, 100° 48.733′ W. Marker is in Celaya, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Celaya. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Independencia and Calle Francisco I. Madero, in the median on Calle Independencia. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celaya, Guanajuato 38000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temple of San Francisco - Headquarters of the Patroness of Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence Column of Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of Saint Francis (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Celaya's Water Tower (about
An additional Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
2. An additional Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker
This additional dedicatory marker is found on the monument's reverse. It mentions that the monument was dedicated in September 1960 as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the beginning of Mexican Independence. It mentions the then President Adolfo López Mateos, Governor of Guanajuato Dr. Jesús Rodríguez Gaoana and Municipal President Jesús Gómez de la Cortina. Even though this marker mentions that it is a tribute to the "Father of the Nation", it does not mention Hidalgo specifically, again probably due to his overwhelming fame in Mexico.
120 meters away); The First Franciscans in Celaya (about 120 meters away); The History of Celaya (about 210 meters away); The Temple and Ex-convent of Our Lady of Carmen (about 210 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo in Celaya (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celaya.
 
Regarding Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Due to the fame of Hidalgo and his place in beginning the struggle for Mexican Independence, he is not specifically named on the monument.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
3. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Marker
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
4. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla statue
The statue was designed and sculpted by Juan Fernando Olaguíbel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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