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Acambay in Municipality of Acambay, Estado de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

History of Acambay

 
 
History of Acambay Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
1. History of Acambay Marker
The marker is made up of five short inscriptions located in the Acambay central park. This close-up shows the first of the five inscriptions.
Inscription.  

La denominación Acambay proviene del otomí Okambaye cuyo significado es Peñascos de Dios

22-Oct-1537 el Rey Carlos V concede a Don Mateo de San Juan Chimalpopoca Mixcoatl la Estancia de San Miguel Acambay

5 de diciembre de 1898 nace en Acambay el ilustre Dr. Maximiliano Ruiz Castañeda

19-de-Nov-de 1912 un devastador terremoto destruye el total de edificios de Acambay.

En 1938 se inaugura el reloj municipal de cuatro caratulas icono de la identidad acambayense

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English translation:
The name Acambay comes from the Otomí “Okambaye”, whose meaning is “The Rocky Cliffs of God.”

On October 22, 1537 King Carlos V granted to Mateo de San Juan Chimalpopoca Mixcoatl the Estancia de San Miguel Acambay.

On December 5, 1898 the illustrious Dr. Maximiliano Ruiz Castañeda was born in Acambay.

November 19, 1912 a devastating earthquake destroyed all of the buildings in Acambay.

In 1938 the four-sided municipal clock, an icon of Acambay's identity, was inaugurated.
 
Location.
History of Acambay Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
2. History of Acambay Marker
This image shows the four additional inscriptions.
19° 57.396′ N, 99° 50.598′ W. Marker is in Acambay, Estado de Mexico, in Municipality of Acambay. Marker is on Hidalgo just south of Moctezuma, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Acambay, Estado de Mexico 50300, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Execution of Lindoro Cajiga (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1921 Acambay Earthquake (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican Independence, Revolution and Acambay Earthquake (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish and Ex Convent of San Miguel Arcángel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Parish Church of San Miguel Arcángel (about 90 meters away); Foundation of the "Acambayense League" (about 90 meters away); Maximiliano Ruiz Castañeda (about 150 meters away); Otomíes of Acambay (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Acambay.
 
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History of Acambay Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
3. History of Acambay Marker
The five inscriptions can be seen in this view of the Acambay central park.
The nearby 1938 four-sided clock, mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
4. The nearby 1938 four-sided clock, mentioned in the marker text
The clock tower was dedicated in 1938 during the Presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 1, 2019
5. The clock tower was dedicated in 1938 during the Presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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