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San Jacinto Monument

La Porte, Harris County, Texas

San Jacinto Monument
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The San Jacinto Monument is a 570 foot (173.7 m) high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. It is the second tallest monument in the United States.

The San Jacinto Monument is a 570 foot (173.7 m) high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.

The monument, dedicated on April 21, 1939, is the world's tallest monument tower and masonry tower, and is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

The column is an octagonal shaft faced with Texas Cordova shellstone, topped with a 34 foot (10 m) Lone Star - the symbol of Texas.

It was designated an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1992.

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