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Sebastián de Aparicio

 
 
Sebastián de Aparicio Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
1. Sebastián de Aparicio Marker
Inscription.
B. Sebastian de Aparicio,
Franciscano Insigne que introdujo
en Nueva España en el segundo
tercio del Siglo XVI, el utilísimo
medio de transportes con carretas,
tomó el habito de Religioso en este
Convento el 9 de junio de 1574.
Dirección de Monumentos Coloniales, 1955

English translation:
B. Sebastián de Aparicio,
The illustrious Franciscan who introduced into New Spain in the second third of the 16th century, the very useful means of transportation with carts. He took the habit of a religious in this convent on June 9, 1574.
Office of Colonial Monuments, 1955

 
Erected 1955 by Dirección de Monumentos Coloniales.
 
Location. 19° 26.039′ N, 99° 8.41′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Francisco I. Madero just west of Calle Bolívar, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temple of San Francisco (here, next to this marker); House of the Count of the Valley of Orizaba (a few steps from this marker);
Sebastián de Aparicio Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
2. Sebastián de Aparicio Marker
The marker is to the right of this entrance to the Temple of San Francisco, unfortunately blocked by the ornate stone work. The "Temple of San Francisco" marker can be seen further to the right.
The Expiatory Temple of San Felipe de Jesús (within shouting distance of this marker); La Casa de los Azulejos (within shouting distance of this marker); “La Nacional” Building (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Residence of Agustín Iturbide (about 120 meters away); The House of the Count of San Mateo Valparaiso (about 120 meters away); Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Also see . . .  Sebastián de Aparicio. Sebastian de Aparicio y del Pardo, OFM (20 January 1502 – 25 February 1600) was a Spanish colonist in Mexico shortly after its conquest by Spain, who after a lifetime as a rancher and road builder entered the Order of Friars Minor as a lay brother. He spent the next 26 years of his long life as a beggar for the Order and died with a great reputation for holiness. He has been beatified by the Catholic Church. (Adapted from Wikipedia) (Submitted on December 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
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Sebastián de Aparicio Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
3. Sebastián de Aparicio Marker
The marker can be seen on the right side of the entrance to the Temple of San Francisco. Further to the right is the "Temple of San Francisco" marker. To the left is the Expiatory Temple of San Felipe de Jesús.
A Mexican ox-cart hauling wood image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Jackson, ca. 1880
4. A Mexican ox-cart hauling wood
Mexican carts, supposedly introduced by Sebastián Aparicio in the late 1500s, probably looked similar to this image from around 1880. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish there were no large draft animals in Mesoamerica, so a cart would not have been practical. (Courtesy Library of Congress at loc.gov).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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