Replica of the Spanish Garitas

Replica of the Spanish Garitas (HMKYI)

Location: Bristol, PA 19007 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 5.613', W 74° 51.43'

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This monument is a replica of the Spanish
Garitas, or guardhouses, that lined the forts
of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is dedicated to
the Puerto Rican people who have made
their homes in Bristol.

In March of 1509 a ship
carrying Juan Ponce de Leon arrived
in San Juan. With him was the West
African Juan Garrido. They landed
and were met by Agueybana chief
Taino. Briefly there was harmony.
The mixing of cultures that
form Puerto Rico had begun.

En Marzo de 1509 llego a Puerto Rico Juan Ponce
de Leon de decendencia Espanola acompanado por el
Africano Juan Garrido. Al descembarcar fueron recibidos por
Agueybana el cacique supremo de los Tainos. Indigenos de
la Isla de Borinquen existic harmonia por posos anos
asi comezo le mezclal de razas y culturas que
formo el Puerto Rico de hoy.

The indigenous people of
Puerto Rico were the Tainos.
They introduced corn, rubber
and pineapple to Europe.
The culture has disappearered
but Taino words and values
have been passed through
the centuries.
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 512175 N 4438150
Decimal Degrees40.09355000, -74.85716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.613', W 74° 51.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 36.78" N, 74° 51' 25.80" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Basin Park, Bristol PA 19007, US
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