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Ramiro Samayoa Martínez

 
 
Ramiro Samayoa Martínez Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 18, 2018
1. Ramiro Samayoa Martínez Marker
Inscription.

Soñador primero, promotor después de obras de mucha altura entre las cuales destaca este parque que hoy te da salud, paz y sana holgura.
A Ramiro Samayoa Martinez
Homenaje de amigos y familiares
Guatemala, julio de 1992

English translation:
The first to dream of, and then promote, large projects of which one of the most outstanding is this park which today gives us health, peace and tranquility.
To Ramiro Samayoa Martínez
A tribute from his friends and family
Guatemala, July 1992

 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. 14° 36.456′ N, 90° 31.399′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on 8a Calle just east of 2a Avenida, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01009, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Assassination of Manuel Colom Argueta (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Fire at the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Bernal Diaz de Castillo (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Ramiro Samayoa Martínez Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 18, 2018
2. Ramiro Samayoa Martínez Marker
(approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Israel and Guatemala Monument (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Mario Dary Rivera (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); José Maria Reina Barrios (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Tower of the Reformer (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Ramiro Samayoa Martínez.
Ramiro Samayoa Martínez (1899-1987) was a Guatemala businessman (he owned the Cine Reforma, among many other businesses) who first presented the idea of an industrial/exposition park to then President Manuel Ydígoras Fuentes. In 1961, the Parque de la Industria (Industry Park) was finally inaugurated. In its first years the park was open to the public, as the marker mentions, and promoted projects for the well-being of all citizens of Guatemala City. Unfortunately, over the years, the park has become privatized under a governing body (COPEREX, Comité Permanente de Exposiciones or Permanent Committee on Expositions), which controls the park and charges for entry and parking, usually limited to programmed events.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas
 
Ramiro Samayoa Martínez statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 18, 2018
3. Ramiro Samayoa Martínez statue
Ramiro Samayoa Martínez statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 18, 2018
4. Ramiro Samayoa Martínez statue
The statue was the work of Byron Ramírez López, protegé of Rodolfo Galeotti Torres.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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