San Jacinto Monument in LaPorte TX

San Jacinto Monument in LaPorte TX

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Thanks to TaffGoch for the amazing star! http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=13cf379a309578d4d14ace3536075eac<P> State of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: San Jacinto Battleground Monument - 3527 Battleground Rd - La Porte, TX 77571 <P> This model of a diminishing width asymmetrical octagonal tower was not actually as difficult to model as I would have thought. Getting it aligned properly with the terrain tile was a chore. I'm still not sure that it appears in Google Earth at the correct height (537 feet). <P> Here's the history of the battleground and the monument: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/san_jacinto_battleground/monument.phtml <P> Here are several great stories about the events that occurred there (some Love, some War!) http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2007/04/15/true-story-yellow-rose-of-texas-and-the-battle-of-san-jacinto <P> Here's a photo taken from atop the monument (observation gallery is right below the star), looking towards downtown Houston, Texas, across the Houston Ship Channel. <br>http://www.flickr.com/photos/fmulder21/3292887623/ #battleground #ixboat #jacinto #La_Porte #lone_star #monument #Sam_Houston #san #Texas
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