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Dolores Hidalgo in Municipality of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Miguel Hidalgo

 
 
Miguel Hidalgo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
1. Miguel Hidalgo Marker
Inscription.
Al
Padre de la Patria
Miguel Hidalgo
los estados
de la Republica Mexicana
Año de 1887

Decreto
la erección de este monumento
el Presidente Benito Juarez
en 6 de junio de 1863.
Se construyó
siendo Presidente de la Republica
el
General Porfirio Diaz

Listado de puntos importantes en la vida de Hidalgo
Grito de Dolores · Toma de Granaditos · Monte de las Cruces · Batalla de Aculco · Liberacion del Esclavo · Puente de Calderon · Norias de Bajan · Sacrificio en Chihuahua

English translation:
To the Father of the Nation
Miguel Hidalgo
the states of the Mexican Republic
1887

President Benito Juarez
decreed the building of this monumento on June 6, 1863.
It was built by the President of the Republic el
General Porfirio Diaz

Important points in the life of Hidalgo
Cry of Dolores · Storming of Granaditos · Monte de las Cruces · Battle of Aculco · Freeing the Slaves · Calderon Bridge · The Wells of Bajan · Sacrifice in Chihuahua

 
Erected 1887.
 
Location. 21° 9.446′ N, 100° 56.072′ W. Marker is in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Dolores Hidalgo. Touch for map
Miguel Hidalgo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
2. Miguel Hidalgo Marker
. The marker and monument are in thecenter of the town square of Dolores Hidalgo, in front of the Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (Templo de la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores), near the intersection of Calles Guanajuato and Hidalgo.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Decrees of Benito Juárez in Dolores Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Route of Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); Cocomacán (within shouting distance of this marker); From Here Hidalgo Proclaimed Mexican Independence (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Route of the Insurgents (about 150 meters away); The Hidalgo House and Museum (about 180 meters away); Birthplace of José Alfredo Jiménez (about 180 meters away); Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site (approx. 22.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dolores Hidalgo.
 
Regarding Miguel Hidalgo. The monument is a stone pedestal whose base includes four panels. The first dedicates the monument to Father Hidalgo from the Mexican States. The second describes the monument's building in 1887 under Díaz. The third panel depicts a winged angel of liberty, passing from the Old World to the New. The
Miguel Hidalgo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
3. Miguel Hidalgo Marker
This panel shows the winged angel of liberty passing from the Old World to the New. Note her Phrygian cap, an ancient symbol of liberty.
fourth panel shows a seated, female figure representing history, writing Miguel Hidalgo's name in a book. Around the stone pedestal are bronze plates with the names of important points in the life of Hidalgo, starting with the first decree of independence in the Cry of Dolores and finalizing with his death in Chihuahua. The monument is topped by a bronze statue of Hidalgo wearing a toga and carrying the banner of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Miguel Hidalgo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
4. Miguel Hidalgo Marker
This additional panel on the monument shows a female figure representing history pointing to Miguel Hidalgo's name written on paper.
Miguel Hidalgo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
5. Miguel Hidalgo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on November 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on November 23, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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