Distribution of lots, San Ignacio 1939. Mr. Johnson Robinson receives the first lot
Who was the FIRST resident to receive the FIRST lot officially in San Ignacio? Mr. Johnson Robinson received his lot from the Honorable George Cadle Price accompanied by the Mayor of San Ignacio, Hon. Hector Silva. Where was that lot? Across from the Falcon Field on the Joseph Andrews Drive. This was the area the people of San Ignacio use to call "Survey Area."
I refer to the first lot on the recently acquired Melhado Lands, because prior to 1959 there was a reluctance to sell lots to anyone ( long story ). San Ignacio really did not exist as such. It was known as CAYO until we passed a resolution in 1960, reinstating the 1870 name SAN IGNACIO. ( again long story ). Old El Cayo was bounded on the North by Branch Mouth, on the south by Mr Williams' cane field, on the east by Government Rest House and on the west by the Old Hospital. Punto Final - 1/3 was up the Hill, 1/3 was Downtown and 1/3 was Mora Town.
Photograph courtesy Hector Silva
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