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San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Battle of San Lucas Monument

Monumento a la Batalla de San Lucas

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
1. Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker
Inscription.
A los
Heroes
del 71
Junio 30
1928

English translation:
To the Heroes of 1871
June 30, 1928

 
Erected 1928.
 
Location. 14° 36.576′ N, 90° 39.389′ W. Marker is in San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez. Marker is on 6a Calle just east of 3a Avenida, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and monument are very prominent in the San Lucas town center, in front of the City Hall building (Municipalidad).
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reconstruction After Guatemala's 1976 Earthquake (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Santo Tomás Milpas Altas (approx. 5.8 kilometers away); Parish of Santo Domingo Xenacoj (approx. 9.2 kilometers away); Candelaria Pilgrimage of 1963 to Antigua (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Volcano Agua (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Volcanos Fuego and Acatenango (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Las Delicias Fountain (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Tree of Saint Peter (approx. 9.6 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Battle of San Lucas Monument. This marker and monument pay tribute to the Battle of San Lucas fought here on June 29, 1871. Liberal forces under
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
2. Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker
Relief of General Justo Rufino Barrios on the side of the monument.
Generals Barrios and Garcia Granados defeated the last Conservative forces under President Cerna. The next day the Liberal troops marched into Guatemala City, ushering in the Liberal Revolution of 1871.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
3. Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker
A relief of General Garcia Granados on the side of the monument.
Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
4. Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker
The statue on the top of the monument is a quetzal, Guatemala's national bird. It makes up part of the national seal, seated over two crossed rifles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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