Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala
Gracias a Guatemala de La Sociedad Aguacatera de California
En reconocimiento y aprecio por la gran contribución de Antigua y toda Guatemala por el desarrollo de la industria de aguacates en California.
Un jóven saludable, saluda a tan generosos padres.
Presented by California Avocado Society 1946
In recognition and appreciation of the great contributions of Antigua, and of all Guatemala, to the development of the avocado industry in California.
A Healthy, Growing Child Salutes a Generous Parent.
Erected 1946 by California Avocado Society.
Location. 14° 33.409′ N, 90° 44.008′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 4ta Avenida Norte just south of 4ta Avenida Norte and 4ta Calle Poniente. Touch for map. This marker is at the southeast corner of the Antigua central park. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Sculptor Quirio Cataño Francisco Marroquín (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Captaincy General (within shouting distance of this marker); Antigua Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Site (within shouting distance of this marker); First Printing Press in Central America (within shouting distance of this marker); Pedro Cortés y Larraz (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
Also see . . . California Avocado Society. (Submitted on January 9, 2014, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
The 1946 California Avocado Society Yearbook includes the following mention about the marker: "California Avocado Society's Tribute to Guatemala:
Because the fruit which the Society studies and promotes originates in Central America,
the California Avocado Society is becoming well known for its gestures of good
neighborliness to the Latin American countries.
In 1938 the Society placed a bronze marker at the base of the parent Fuerte tree in
In 1946 two past presidents, Carter Barrett and H. B. Griswold accompanied by C. S.
Crawford on behalf of the Society presented the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic
of Guatemala a bronze marker, bearing an inscription in English and Spanish, paying
tribute to the contributions of Guatemala to the California Avocado Industry.
The bronze plaque was dedicated February 15, in the city of Antigua with appropriate
ceremonies. The Minister of Agriculture, Senor Roberto Guirola, presided and accepted
the plaque on behalf of the people of Guatemala. The dedicatory speech was made by
Mr. Barrett in Spanish, and the plaque is placed in a small park contiguous to the
famous home of Dr. Wilson Popenoe."
— Submitted January 9, 2014, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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