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Puerto Rico
Aguada

Parque de Colón  

Aguadilla Cruz de Culebrinas (Old Cross)



1893

Aguada /  Aguadilla  Cruz de Culebrinas (Old Cross)   Aguada /  Aguadilla  Cruz de Culebrinas (Old Cross)

Description

Cross.

Inscription(s)

On the base of the monument is the date:

19 DE NOVIEMBRE DE
1893

Annotation

At the fourth centenary of the discovery of Puerto Rico, in 1893, this cross was erected in Aguadilla, the supposed landing place. This monument felled down by an earthquake, followed by a tsunami on 11 October 1918, the remains are still visible.
After the neighbouring town of Aguada had erected a similiar cross in 1928, saying that Aguada was the 1493 landing place, in Aguadilla the cross was reconstructed in 1937, see the new cross.

This monument on postcards

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Tags

Location N 18°24'47" W 67°9'41"

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Item Code: pr005; Added: 11 August 2003

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