The San Jacinto Monument was constructed between 1936 and 1939 and dedicated on April 21, 1939 and is the world's tallest masonry column. It is 15 feet taller than the Washington Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is topped with a 34-foot Lone Star (the symbol of Texas). It is dedicated to the �Heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who contributed to the independence of Texas.�
The San Jacinto Monument is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site where the Texan Army commanded by General Sam Houston defeated the larger Mexican Army commanded by General Santa Anna.
May 17th, 2016
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