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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Ponciano Aguilar

 
 
Ponciano Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
1. Ponciano Aguilar Marker
Inscription.

El H. Ayuntamiento 1942-43
y el Club Rotario de Guanajuato
en memoria del insigne guanajuatense
Ing. Don Ponciano Aguilar
cuyas obras perduran como testigos de una vida ejemplar

English translation:
The Honorable City Council 1942-43 and the Guanajuato Rotary Club
in memory of the illustrious engineer from Guanajuato
Ponciano Aguilar
whose works endure as witness to an exemplary life
 
Erected 1942 by Honorable Ayuntamiento y el Club Rotario de Guanajuato.
 
Location. 21° 1.015′ N, 101° 15.171′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Ponciano Aguilar and Positos, on the right when traveling west on Calle Ponciano Aguilar. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple of the Company of Jesus (a few steps from this marker); The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza del Baratillo (about 90 meters away); The Basilica of Guanajuato (about 90 meters
An additional Ponciano Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
2. An additional Ponciano Aguilar Marker
This newer, additional marker gives a bit more information about Engineer Aguilar, albeit in poetic form:

Ing. Ponciano Aguilar Frias
Presa de la Esperanza
Dos cosas has hecho tu que a la ciudad han salvado: una que quita la sed y otra de morir ahogados.
16 de Septiembre de 1994.

English translation:
Ponciano Aguilar Frias
The Esperanza Reservoir
You have done two things that have saved this city: one that quenches the thirst and another that keeps us from drowning.
September 16, 1994.
away); The Fountain of the Plaza del Baratillo (about 90 meters away); Benito Juárez in Guanajuato (about 120 meters away); Lucio Marmolejo (about 120 meters away); The Royal Bank of Guanajuato (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
Regarding Ponciano Aguilar. The main works of Ponciano Aguilar were during the Porfiriato, when he served as professor and researcher of the State of Guanajuato College (the immediate predecessor of the University of Guanajuato). In addition to having excelled in the field of mining, he also excelled in the area of engineering, providing Guanajuato with important civil works. This illustrious engineer is recognized for his valuable participation in the construction of the La Esperanza dam and reservoir, inaugurated in 1894. Another work in which Ponciano Aguilar participated was the El Cuajín tunnel, one of the first made in the city of Guanajuato and with which he protected the city of Guanajuato from the dreaded floods.
 
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Ponciano Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
3. Ponciano Aguilar Marker
Ponciano Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
4. Ponciano Aguilar Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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