Corozal Town Central Park

Corozal Town Central Park (HM1ZEM)

Location: Corozal, Corozal District
Country: Belize

N 18° 23.491', W 88° 23.211'

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Corozal Town Historical Walk

Corozal Town Central Park
The Central Plaza of Corozal Town has been used for various activities and events since the town was founded in 1849. Social, cultural, sporting events and even a brief occupation in 1870 by Marcus Canul, General of the Ecaiche Maya, have made the space a gathering place for Corozalenos'. In 1955 Hurricane Janet dramatically transformed the Central Plaza. Long board buildings called "barracks" were built to house the homeless while Mayor Felipe Santiago Ricalde had the daunting task of rebuilding the town. In 1961 when catastrophic Hurricane Hattie wreaked havoc on Belize City, Mayor Ricalde, who had great diplomatic ties with the Mexican Government, organized a team of Mexican doctors and nurses to fly in with medical aid. Unfortunately the ill-fated plane crashed near Maskall Village killing all on board.In 1965 Honourable Santiago Ricalde inaugurated the Corozal Town Central Park; he honoured the fallen doctors and nurses with a plaque inside the park's fountain. The fountain was originally donated by the Mexican Government to the people of Belize City just before Hurricane Hattie. Due to the aftermath and building of a new nation's capital, Belmopan City, the fountain was donated to Corozal Town. In 1987 the Corozal Central Park Clock Tower was constructed under the initiative
of Mayor Richard Quan Sr.
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HM NumberHM1ZEM
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Placed ByNational Institute of Culture and History (NICH)
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Date Added Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 353500 N 2034061
Decimal Degrees18.39151667, -88.38685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 23.491', W 88° 23.211'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 23' 29.46" N, 88° 23' 12.66" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1st St S, Corozal Corozal District , BZ
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