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Chetumal in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Chetumaleñas

Paseo de los Héroes

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 29, 2019
1. Chetumaleñas Marker
Inscription.  

Chetumaleñas
El antiguo territorio de quintana roo, sentó sus bases más sólidas durante el periodo de gobierno del Gral. Rafael E. Melgar (1935-1940), periodo que la historia y muchos de sus lugareños reconocen como “La época de oro”.

En 1937, aprovechando los festejos de la revolución mexicana, se realizó la primera feria de la ciudad de Chetumal. Para tan importante evento, se creó el traje de la chetumaleña mestiza, mismo que fue confeccionado en la cooperativa de las costureras. Los árboles que representan la riqueza forestal y los caracoles la riqueza marina, fueron las figuras emblemáticas que quedaron plasmadas en tan singular atuendo, así como el escudo representativo del territorio que diseñara en 1936 el escudo Rómulo rozo. Para lucir tan significativamente indumentaria, se creó al mismo tiempo el baile denominado jarana quintana roo, Un grupo de hermosas señoritas y jóvenes apuestos, todos oriundos de Chetumal, fueron los encargados de presentar este baile por vez primera, el 20 de noviembre de 1937 en el teatro Juventino Rosas. Este atuendo fue creado en 1937, es el antecedente inmediato
Chetumaleñas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 29, 2019
2. Chetumaleñas Marker
The marker can be seen here in this view towards the north along Avenida de los Héroes.
de actual traje de la mujer quintanarroense.

English translation:
Chetumaleñas
The old Territory of Quintana Roo laid its strongest foundations during the period of government of General Rafael E. Melgar (1935-1940), a period of history that many of its locals recognize as "The Golden Age".

In 1937, taking advantage of the festivities of the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, the first city fair for Chetumal was held. For such an important event, the regional dress, known as the “mestizo chetumaleña” (Chetumal women’s regional dress), was created in the seamstress's cooperative. The trees that represent the forest wealth and snails representing the marine wealth, were the emblematic figures that were reflected in so singular attire, as well as the representative crest of the territory that was designed in 1936 by Rómulo Rozo. To accompany this significant regional dress, at the same time a dance called the “jarana Quintana Roo” was created. A group of beautiful young ladies and handsome young men, all natives of Chetumal, were in charge of presenting this dance for the first time on November 20, 1937 at the Juventino Rosas Theater. This attire was created in 1937 and it is the immediate antecedent of the current costume of women of Quintana Roo.
 
Location. 18° 29.705′ N, 88° 17.826′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Marker is on Avenida de los Héroes just north of Avenida Carmen Ochoa de Merino, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal, Quintana Roo 77000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Businesses of Yesteryear (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrés Quintana Roo (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurricane Janet (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnants of Chetumal's Sidewalks (within shouting distance of this marker); José María Morelos y Pavón (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clock Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Clock Tower (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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