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Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Walter Williams in Guatemala

 
 
Walter Williams in Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 29, 2016
1. Walter Williams in Guatemala Marker
Inscription.
El Gobierno de la Republica, en homenaje a la memoria del ciudadano norteamericano
Walter Willians
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.

English translation:
The Government of the Republic, in tribute to the memory of the United States citizen
Walter Williams
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.

 
Erected 1959.
 
Location. 14° 32.729′ N, 90° 43.762′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker is on Carretera a Santa Maria de Jesus, on the right when
Carretera Walter Willians 1925 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 29, 2016
2. Carretera Walter Willians 1925
Walter Williams Road 1925
traveling south. Touch for map. 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. Esquisuchil (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Fountain of the Calvary (was about 210 meters away but has been reported missing. ); 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). 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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Walter Williams in Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 29, 2016
3. Walter Williams in Guatemala Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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