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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The San Jacinto Monument



After getting back into town yesterday afternoon my family and I went and had an early dinner at The Monument Inn.

This is somewhat a "postcard" picture of The San Jacinto Monument that commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution.

The San Jacinto Memorial Monument is 570 feet tall, from the ground to the top of the star. The monument stands in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest monument column in the world. (It is 555 feet from the first floor to the top of the star. The Washington Monument is 555 feet tall.)

The star on the top of the monument is 34 feet high, and weighs about 220 tons. The star has nine points, and was designed so that five points would be visible from any angle.

To brush up on your Texas history, read more about The Battle of San Jacinto here.

*Sorry I couldn't post anything yesterday, Blogger was being a pain.*

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Anonymous Joy said...

Neat that you'd catching this photo. I just learned that the Momument just reopened to allow patrons the ability to ride to the top to view the city.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Candice & Megan said...

Yes, they were renovating the observation deck I think.

8:40 AM  

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