Column Commemorating First 20th Century Strike in Mexico - Bellavista, Nayarit, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2
N 21° 33.775 W 104° 52.775
13Q E 512467 N 2384454
Quick Description: This column helps us to remember the many strikers who were killed in the "huelga" which occurred in this textile factory town in 1916.
Location: Nayarit, Mexico
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 8:12:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMEB3A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
In the small town of Bellavista, Mexico, the former textile factory is now a museum...a memorial to the workers who died here fighting for their union,
The town square has a pillar in its center with a plaque which reads:
"SIENDO GOBERNADOR CONSTITUCIONAL
DEL ESTADO EL
C. EMELIO M. GONZALEZ
SE PROMULGO EL SIGUIENTE
DECRETO NO. 6802.
POR LA SIGNIFICACION DE LA
LUCHA DE LA CLASE OBRERA
DE BELLAVISTA QUE REALIZO
LA PRIMERO HUELGA EN MEXICO
EN EL PRESENTE SIGLO Y
LA FUNDACION EN ESE LUGAR
DEL PRIMER SINDICATO OBRERO
DEL NOROESTE DE LA REPUBLICA
EL DIA 7 DE MAYO DE 1916.
SE DECLARO MONUMENTO HISTORICO
DEL ESTADO, LIBRE Y
SOBERANO DE NAYARIT.
DIPUTADO PRESIDENTE
VICTORIA DEL HOYO - RENTERIA
DIP. PRIMER SECRETARIO
J. ELIAS RODRIGUEZ-BANUELOS.
DIP SEGUNDO SECRETARIO
OTILIO DIAZ SERAFIN."


which translates to:

"BEING THE CONSTITUIONAL GOVERNOR OF
THE STATE
C. Emelia M. GONZALEZ
ENACTS THE FOLLOWING
DECREE NO. 6802.
BY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE
THE WORKING CLASS STRUGGLE
THE PLACE THAT BELLAVISTA
THE FIRST STRIKE IN MEXICO
IN THIS CENTURY AND
FOUNDATION IN THAT PLACE
FIRST UNION WORKERS
NORTHWEST OF THE REPUBLIC
DAY 7 MAY 1916.
This is declared a Historical Monument
of the STATE, AND FREE
SOVEREIGN OF NAYARIT.
DEPUTY PRESIDENT
VICTORIA'S PIT - RENTERIA
DIP. FIRST SECRETARY
J. ELIAS RODRIGUEZ-Bañuelos.
DIP SECOND SECRETARY
SERAFIN DIAZ OTILIA."

There once was more to read about the strike (in Spanish) at (visit link) ...but that site currently seems to have no content.
Type of Column: Other

Location: center of Bellavista, Nayarit, Mexico adjacent to the old factory

Documentation (website): Not listed

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