Monument of El Escudo, Represents the History of Mazatlán

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The monument of El Escudo, located in the heart of Olas Altas, Mazatlán, is more than a structure, as it is a testament to the history and traditions of this coastal region.

Designed in 1958 by the artist Rolando Arjona Amabilis, this monument is a symbol of the identity and pride of Mazatlán.

The first face is divided into four quarters, each representing the municipalities of Culiacán, El Fuerte, El Rosario and Mazatlán, at the bottom is framed the number 1831, which represents the promulgation of the first Constitution of the state, and the eagle, at the top, which dates back to the time when Sinaloa and Sonora formed the Free State of the West.

On the second face, you can see the shield of Mazatlán, which is held by an anchor that represents fishing, the founding activity of this port, and is also escorted by two sirens.

The left siren symbolizes the Carnival, while the right siren represents the literary tournaments of the Floral Games, both events deeply rooted in the Mazatlan tradition.

The sun, the moon and the crab adorn this facet, symbolizing the tropic of Cancer that crosses the municipality, and in the center is the deer, a pre-Hispanic symbol that gave its name to Mazatlán, honoring the ancestral roots of the region.

This monument was placed in the port on December 29, 1959, and to date it remains a reference for all Mazatlecos.

Source: Sinaloa en Linea