Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Walter Williams in Guatemala
Presidente de la Universidad de Missouri y fundador de la primera escuela de periodismo y del Congreso de Prensa Mundial, quien con su presencia en la fecha de inauguracion de esta carretera 1925 fraternizo cordialmente las relaciones entre el gran pueblo norteamericano y el nuestro, dispone en reconocimiento a sus meritos designarla con su nombre.
Guatemala, Marzo de 1959.
The Government of the Republic, in tribute to the memory of the United States citizen
President of the University of Missouri and founder of the first school of journalism and of the Press Congress of the World, who with his presence during the inauguration of this road in 1925 strengthened the bonds between the great people of the United States and ours, and in recognition of his merits it is named after him.
Guatemala, March 1959.
Location. 14° 32.729′ N, 90° 43.762′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Marker is on Carretera a Santa Maria de Jesus, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Esquisuchil (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Catholic Church of Santa Ana (approx. half a kilometer away); Home of Brother Pedro (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); J. Adrian Coronado y Polanco (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Don Rafael V. Alvarez Polanco (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); First Location of Olimpia Leal Normal School (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Friar Augusto Ramírez Monasterio (approx. one kilometer away); Pedro Cofiño and Ramon Palencia Shot by Firing Squad (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
Regarding Walter Williams in Guatemala. Walter Williams, founder of the first school of journalism at the University of Missouri, did visit Guatemala in 1925 as part of a Press Congress of the World meeting. It is not known why this monument was not inaugurated until 1959 and why his name was misspelled.
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