March 10, 2008

San Jacinto

Or "San Jack" as the locals call this city outside of Houston, which houses the San Jacinto Museum of History. It looks like the Washington Monument, but with a 220-ton Texas star at the top that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, a decisive victory in the Texas Revolution. Like the building in D.C., this monument also has a reflecting pool in front of it.

Being a Yankee I knew little about Texas' independence from Mexico, but names like The Alamo and Davy Crockett definitely rang a bell and I learned more during my visit and enjoyed the view from the observation deck at the top.

Here I am trying to climb the 570-foot column:


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