Salamanca in Municipality of Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
and Important Persons of Salamanca
Albino García ∙ Andrés Delgado ∙ Emeteria Valencia ∙ Tomasa Esteves ∙ Bartolomé Sánchez Torrado ∙ P. José María Marocho ∙ Luis G. Araujo
Location. 20° 34.093′ N, 101° 11.871′ W. Marker is in Salamanca, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Salamanca. Marker is on Benito Juárez just west of General Negrete, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The monument is directly in the center of the Miguel Hidalgo Civic Plaza of Salamanca. 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 Miguel Hidalgo Civic Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Augustinian Ex-Convent of San Juan de Sahagún (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of Saint Augustine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ex-Convent of Saint Augustine Hacienda of the Cañada de Ortega Sanctuary (about 180 meters away); Valtierrilla (about 180 meters away); The Founders of Salamanca (about 180 meters away); The Lord of the Hospital (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salamanca.
Regarding Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. This monument is interesting as its centerpiece, a large bust of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, does not carry his name. This is probably due to his being so well-known in Mexico that it is not necessary. The seven obelisks behind his bust carry the names of seven important persons from Salamanca's history. While Hidalgo needs no summary of his deeds, here are short summaries of the other important persons named on the monument:
Albino García Ramos (1774-1812) Independence fighter, executed by the Spanish in Celaya.
Andrés Delgado (1792-1816?) Independence fighter, executed by the Spanish.
Emeteria Valencia (1834-1893) Businesswoman and philanthropist, she founded schools.
Tomasa Esteves (1778-1814) Participated in the Independence War as a nurse and caregiver.
P. José María Marocho (1792-1843) Catholic priest, scholar, writer and artist.
Luis G. Araujo (1850-1920) Musician and composer, primarily of hymns and Christmas music.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 26, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.