This statue [circa: 1907] is of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla ( 1753-1811 )…….
Considered the foremost patriot of Mexican Independence, he is called “del PADRE de la PATRIA ” ( father of the homeland ).
This Mexican revolutionary priest-on September 15TH, 1810-delivered an impassioned speech, the GRITO de DOLORES. And to this day, the ” GRITO ” is delivered to the gathered masses on September 15TH, in every city & village, large & small, throughout Mexico. Hence the name -PARQUE HIDALGO–HIDALGO PARK.