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Chalchuapa, Santa Ana, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios

 
 
Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
1. Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios Marker
Inscription.
Aqui murio el Gral.
J. Rufino Barrios
Paladin de la Union
Centroamericana
2 Abril 1885

English translation:
Here died General J. Rufino Barrios
Champion of Central American Union
2 April 1885
 
Location. 13° 59.382′ N, 89° 40.452′ W. Marker is in Chalchuapa, Santa Ana. Touch for map. The marker and statue can be seen on the right about one block north after turning right directly after the Casa Blanca archeological site, traveling west.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ernesto "Che" Guevara's Visit to El Salvador (approx. one kilometer away); Dr. Stanley Boggs (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); 200th Anniversary of the First Cry of Salvadoran Independence (approx. 9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); First Century of the City of Atiquizaya (approx. 9 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); Salvador Antonio Gómez Góchez (approx. 9.1 kilometers away in Ahuachapán); David Granadino (approx. 12.7 kilometers away); Aurelio Fuertes and Santa Ana Cathedral (approx. 12.8 kilometers away); Ecological Park "San Lorenzo" (approx. 14.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalchuapa.
 
Regarding Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios.
Wide View of Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
2. Wide View of Here Died General Justo Rufino Barrios Marker
The marker is affixed to the bolder to the right of the bust of General Justo Rufino Barrios.
Guatemalan President and General Justo Rufino Barrios died here on April 2, 1885 while leading troops on an invasion of El Salvador as part of his dream of Central American union. After his death, the Guatemalan troops quickly retreated and the movement towards a union of the Central American countries was put on hold for decades.
 
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Death of Justo Rufino Barrios image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 1, 2015
3. Death of Justo Rufino Barrios
This bronze relief is a portrayal of the death of Justo Rufino Barrios. It is found in Plaza Barrios in Zone 1 of Guatemala City, Guatemala as part of a larger equestrian statue of J. Rufino Barrios.
Bust of Justo Rufino Barrios and additional markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
4. Bust of Justo Rufino Barrios and additional markers
The marble bust has three attached markers, which read in English as follows (from earliest to latest):

This bust and a blood bank were given to our Chalchuapa neighbors by Guatemalan President General Miguel Idigoras Fuentes. 1962

San Lorenzo, San Marcos, Home of the Unionist and Reformer of Guatemala General Justo Rufino Barrios, honor to Chalchuapa, the location of his death, San Lorenzo, 5 September, 1974.

Adolfo V. Hall Central Institute of the Army of Guatemala, Central America. On the occasion of the visit of officials, specialists and alumni and in honor of our heroes, General Justo Rufino Barrios, First Sargent CS. CS. Adolfo V. Hall. Who offered their life for the union of Central America in the unionist campaign of 1885. Guatemala, September of 1998
Bust of Justo Rufino Barrios image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2014
5. Bust of Justo Rufino Barrios
The marble bust was made by famed Guatemalan sculptor Rodolfo Galeotti Torres.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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