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

The Founders of Salamanca

 
 
The Founders of Salamanca Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
1. The Founders of Salamanca Marker
Inscription.  
La Escuela Secundaria
“Prof. Primitivo Soto”
Al I. Obispo D. Vasco de Quiroga
y
D. Bartolome Sanchez Torrado
Fundadores de Salamanca
1603 1953

English translation:
The Professor Primitivo Soto Secondary School
To the Illustrious Bishop Vasco de Quiroga and
Bartolomé Sánchez Torrado
Founders of Salamanca
1603 - 1953

 
Erected 1953 by Escuela Secundaria Profesor Primitivo Soto.
 
Location. 20° 34.103′ N, 101° 11.971′ W. Marker is in Salamanca, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Salamanca. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Río Lerma and Calle Revolución, on the left when traveling north on Calle Río Lerma. Touch for map. The marker is mounted to the eastern face of the Templo del Hospital del Señor. Marker is in this post office area: Salamanca, Guanajuato 36700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lord of the Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Hacienda of the Cañada de Ortega Sanctuary
The Founders of Salamanca Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
2. The Founders of Salamanca Marker
The marker can be seen to the far right in this view of the eastern face of the Temple of the Lord's Hospital (Templo del Hospital del Señor).
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Ex-Convent of Saint Augustine (within shouting distance of this marker); Valtierrilla (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Garden or Constitution Square (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Temple of Saint Augustine (about 150 meters away); The House of the Inquisitor (about 150 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salamanca.
 
Regarding The Founders of Salamanca. Vasco de Quiroga (1470-1565) was the first bishop of Michoacán, Mexico. He is remembered for his support of the rights of indigenous peoples. There are some who believe that he may have visited the area that would eventually become the town of Salamanca prior to his death, although not before its definite establishment on January 1, 1603, as he died in 1565.

There are very few details available about Bartolomé Sánchez Torrado, except that he was a member of the military and came from the nearby town of Irapuato.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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