Miguel Hidalgo 1962
Artist Juan Fernando Olaguíbel
Liberator de Mexico 1810

Miguel Hidalgo, was a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence. He marched across Mexico and gathered an army of nearly 90,000 poor farmers and Mexican civilians who attacked and killed both Spanish Peninsulares and Criollo elites, even though Hidalgo's troops lacked training and were poorly armed. These troops ran into an army of 6,000 well-trained and armed Spanish troops; most of Hidalgo's troops fled or were killed at the Battle of Calderón Bridge. [from wikipedia]
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Mission Dolores
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Artist: Juan Fernando Olaguibel external link
Liberator de Mexico 1810
Mission Dolores Park external link
San Francisco, California external link
(Date Photographed: 12:53:55 Friday 13 October 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 28 November 2017)
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The statue viewed from its side, with the bell tower of Mission Dolores visible just beyond the park. Notice how much better the statue looks without a bird on his head.


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Importance
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Miguel Hidalgo 1962 external link
Artist: Juan Fernando Olaguibel external link
Liberator de Mexico 1810
Mission Dolores Park external link
San Francisco, California external link
(Date Photographed: 12:53:20 Friday 13 October 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 28 November 2017)
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The statue of Miguel Hidalgo stood in a place of importance overlooking the park and next to Mission Dolores.


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Dead Center
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Miguel Hidalgo 1962 external link
Artist: Juan Fernando Olaguibel external link
Liberator de Mexico 1810
Mission Dolores Park external link
San Francisco, California external link
(Date Photographed: 12:52:56 Friday 13 October 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 28 November 2017)
© 2017 Bryan Costales
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This statue of Miguel Hidalgo stood dead center in the park, up the hill, just before the pedestrian bridge over the MUNI trolley tracks. A seagull was perched on the statue's head.


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From Behind
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Miguel Hidalgo 1962 external link
Artist: Juan Fernando Olaguibel external link
Liberator de Mexico 1810
Mission Dolores Park external link
San Francisco, California external link
(Date Photographed: 12:54:28 Friday 13 October 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 28 November 2017)
© 2017 Bryan Costales
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The statue of Miguel Hidalgo, as seen from his back, with Mission Dolores Park spread out at his feet.


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