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

Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres

 
 
Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2019
1. Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker
Inscription.  

El cacicazgo de Chactemal estuvo habitado opr los mayas desde tiempos muy remotos. Ellos fueron sabios para conservar sus riquezas naturales e indomables en la defensa de sus tierras, preservándolas asi para la nación mexicana

Cuando su cultura declinaba y la soberanía estaba amenazada, llego hasta aquí el Segundo Teniente de la Armada, Othon Pompeyo Blanco Nuñez de Caceres con el doble propósito de salvaguardar los intereses nacionales y de sentar las bases para una nueva convivencia entre los indígenas y el resto de los mexicanos.

Tal es la naturaleza profunda de esta ciudad, llamada inicialmente Payo Obispo.

A cien años de aquella gesta memorable, Chetumal se siente orgullosa de recibir en su seno los restos mortales de su ilustre fundador, que en esta fronter tiene su morada definitiva y la protección de un pueblo agradecido

Chetumal, Quintana Roo 5 de mayo de 1998

English translation:
The chiefdom of Chactemal was inhabited by the Maya from very early times. They were wise to conserve their natural riches and indomitable in the defense of their lands, thus preserving
Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2019
2. Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres Marker
them for the Mexican nation.

When their culture declined and sovereignty was threatened, the Second Lieutenant of the Navy, Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres arrived here, with the dual purpose of safeguarding national interests and laying the foundations for a new coexistence between the natives and the rest of the Mexicans.

Such is the profound nature of this city, initially called Payo Obispo.

One hundred years after that memorable feat, Chetumal feels proud to receive in its midst the mortal remains of its illustrious founder, who on this frontier has his definitive home and the protection of a grateful people

Chetumal, Quintana Roo, May 5, 1998
 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 18° 29.622′ N, 88° 17.924′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Marker is on Boulevard Bahía just west of Avenida de los Héroes, on the right when traveling west. 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. The Southern Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); Joop Beljön (within shouting distance of this marker); Payo Enríquez de Rivera (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Nachi Cocom
Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2019
3. Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres statue
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Government Palace (about 120 meters away); The History of Chetumal 1918-1919 (about 150 meters away); The History of Chetumal 1898-1905 (about 150 meters away); Elio Carmichael (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, Non-US
 
Captain Othón P. Blanco image. Click for full size.
1896
4. Captain Othón P. Blanco
This image is from the Fort of San Felipe Museum in nearby Bacalar, Quintana Roo.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on May 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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