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Angel of Independence - Westfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 07.307 W 072° 47.164
18T E 683007 N 4665669
Quick Description: Mexico City's iconic statue is reproduced in Stanley Park in Westfield.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 4:53:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMC4BN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lee-2
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Angel of Independence is one of the most recognized symbols of Mexico City and indeed the country of Mexico. It is located in the heart of the city at the Paseo de la Reforma. Construction of the statue began on January 2, 1902. The sculptor was Porfirio Díaz and the architect for the project was Antonio Rivas Mercado. This monument to pays tribute to the heroes of Mexico’s Independence. The plaque on the replica is inscribed:

{Bust of Manuel Hildago}
{Warriors in Armor on Left and Right}

This statue represents the
hearts of the Mexican people.
It is our sincere wish that the
U.S. and Mexico will continue to
work together.

Presented to Stanley Park on
October 25, 1958 by the Sales
Department of Stanhome de
Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Mary and Duke Kotsonaros
General Sales Manager

Where is original located?: Mexico City, Mexico

Where is this replica located?: Stanley Park - Westfield, MA

Who created the original?: Porfirio Díaz

Internet Link about Original: http://www.mexicocity-guide.com/attractions/angel.htm

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): January 2, 1902

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