The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 259
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Notes and Fragments.
4, 1901, when the markers were placed, is taken from the Houston
Post for June 4, 1901:
"The party leaving the Grand Central depot at 9:45 a. m., on
the La Porte train, comprised Mrs. J. J. McKeever, Jr., President
San Jacinto Chapter; Mrs. Maggie Houston Williams, Mrs. J. R.
Fenn, Miss Belle Fenn, Miss Millie Thatcher, Mrs. Frank Moore,
Mrs. J. J. Fenn, members of the Daughters of the Republic, and
the following guests and friends of the Association: Judge S. J.
Hendrick, member of the Legislature and San Jacinto Commis-
sioner; Mr. J. W. Winters, one of the survivors of the battle of
San Jacinto, and his son, J. W. Winters, Jr., of Big Foot, Frio
county; Mr. J. W. Maxcy, of Houston, civil and landscape engin-
eer; George A. Hill, Secretary of San Jacinto Commission, and
son of Colonel James M. Hill, of Austin, Vice-President of Vet-
erans' Association and survivor of battle of San Jacinto; Col. J.
R. Fenn, of Houston; S. Houston Williams, grandson of the
immortal hero, Sam Houston; Mr. J. J. Fenn, Houston; Mr.
Ingham S. Roberts, Houston, and Mr. T. S. Gibbs, of Huntsville.
These were met at Deer Park, on the La Porte and Northern Rail-
way, by Mr. E. E. Adams and J. W. Baldridge, of Deer Park, and
teams from La Porte, which took the party to the battle grounds.
"No time was lost after the arrival on the scene where Houston's
army encamped on the bayou. Mrs. McKeever called the meeting
to order and inaugurated the practical business that brought them
to this sacred spot.
"Upon motion, Judge Hendrick was made chairman, and George
A. Hill, secretary.
"Judge Hendrick delivered quite an interesting historical talk
from a commanding spot, and pointed out at a distance the move-
ments of the two armies from the time of their joint arrival to
the noted battles of the 20th and 21st, and using a list of the events
prepared by the Daughters suggested that the monuments be at
once established, commencing in their order with the camp of Gen-
eral Houston, where he lay wounded under a treee on the bayou,
and the spot where Santa Anna was delivered to him a captive.
"The temporary improvised monuments consist of a galvanized
one-inch pipe about 12 feet in length, and a cross at the top, which
was driven in the ground to a depth of about nine feet. The driv-
ing process is not a picnic exercise, but this was not fully under-
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