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The Torch of Friendship

A Gift from the People and Friends of Mexico

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
1. The Torch of Friendship Marker
Inscription.
Symbol that stands for the unity and friendship that exists between Mexico, the United States and Canada

When designing the sculpture, I thought of creating a symbol of light and I came up with the idea of a torch that stands tall to evoke friendship and unity

I envisioned two tall columns rising and joining at the top in a playful dance to form the torch

From all angles, it reflects the different facets of the relationship between our countries: sometimes festive, at times complex, at times very strong, but at the end, intregrated [sic] and harmonic

Sebastian
Sculptor

June 27, 2002

 
Erected 2002 by the People and Friends of Mexico.
 
Location. 29° 25.402′ N, 98° 29.236′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Alamo Street and Commerce Street, on the right when traveling north on Alamo Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 250th Anniversary of the Founding of San Antonio (a few steps from this marker); 141st Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
2. The Torch of Friendship Marker
of this marker); Commerce Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Beyer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph's Church (about 300 feet away); Father of the River Walk (about 300 feet away); The Acequias of San Antonio (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,014 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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