San Jacinto Monument

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The San Jacinto Monument is 567.31-foot (172.92 m) high, and is located on the Houston Ship Channel near the city of La Porte. The monument is topped with a 220-ton Lone Star which is the symble of Texas, and comemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolutionary War. Constructed between 1936 and 1939 and dedicated on April 21, 1939, it is the world's tallest monumental column and is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. By comparison, the Washington Monument is 555.427 feet (169.294 m) tall. The column is an octagonal shaft faced with Texas Cordova shellstone, topped with a 34-foot (10 m) Lone Star—the symbol of Texas. Visitors can take an elevator to the monument's observation deck for a view of surounding area.

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Comments (8)

jockswa on April 11, 2012

Another great spot for base-jumping.

GasGasL€X on April 12, 2012

Everything is big in Texas...

Henry Scoggin on April 12, 2012

If God wanted people to base jump, he wouldn't have invented elevators.

jockswa on April 13, 2012

Hear, hear!!

Henry Scoggin on April 15, 2012

:-D

KhoiTran on April 16, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

senmax on April 26, 2012

Very nice photo. Like.

Henry Scoggin on July 8, 2012

Thanks guys!

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Photo taken in San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, 3523 Independence Parkway, La Porte, TX 77571, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 10, 2012
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    by Henry Scoggin
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2012/04/08 12:00:28
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 11.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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