Friday, October 28, 2016

San Jacinto Monument, San Jacinto Battleground State Park, Texas

San Jacinto Monument as viewed from the USS Texas.

These are photographs of the San Jacinto Monument, erected at the location of the Battle of San Jacinto in Harris County, Texas. The monument is the largest masonry column in the world.

The monument commemorates the April 21, 1836 Battle of San Jacinto, which occurred on this location, and which secured Texas' independence from Mexico. It was built from 1936 to 1939 and includes inscriptions which relate the story of Texas obtaining independence.

 Fossils in the monument's limestone.

 Reflecting pool.

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