Texas Almanac, 1941-1942 Page: 79
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museum housing relics of the memorable
Battle of the Alamo and other events of the
period of Revolution and Republic. In San
Antonio. honoring the heroes of the Alamo
stands the Cenotaph, a monument erected by
the Centennial Control Commission at a cost
of $100,000. Of gray marble and pink granite,
it is one of the most impressive of the cen-
tennial structures. On its sides are inscribed
the names of all who fell at the Alamo. (See
At San Jacinto the charging Texans cried,
"Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad,"
and thus the three events-San Jacinto, the
Alamo and Coliad-have become forever
linked in the mind of the patriotic Texan.
At Goliad the state established the Goliad
State Park many years ago. This was im-
proved during the centennial year program,
and, in addition, there was erected a Goliad
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San Jacinto Battlefield, is erected the great Goliad monument and
On San Jacinto Battlefield, beside the Ship monolith of Texas granite, and here are in-
Channel below Houston. stands the San Ja- scribed the names of those who were killed
cinto Battlefield Monument, rising 567 feet at Goliad, March 27, 1836. (See p. 50.)
from grade to top, the "tallest stone
monument in the world." This shaft com- Washinton-on-the-Brazos.
memorating the victory of the Texans under The fourth of the outstanding points on the
Sam Houston over the Mexican Army under history map of Texas is Washington-on-the-
Santa Anna (See p. 51). is of reinforced con- Brazos in the eastern part of Washington
crete faced with Texas golden buff limestone. County. Washington State Park, on the high-
The base of the monument houses the San way between Brenham and Navasota, is the
Jacinto Museum of History. On the interior site of the pioneer town where Texas' inde-
walls are inscribed the names of all in the pendence was declared, March 2. 1836. Here
Texas Army under Gen. Sam Houston at San the Centennial Control Commission of 1936
Jacinto Battle. The battlefield lying about erected a statue of George Campbell Chil-
the monument is appropriately marked. Erec- dress, chairman of the committee of five who
tion of the monument and landscaping of the drafted the Texas Declaration of Independ-
battlefield was done at a cost of $1,868,000 ence, and is accepted by most authorities as
of state and federal funds as part of the cen- the author of the Texas Declaration. A replica
tennial program of 1936. of the house in which the independence ses-
sion was held has been erected here, and the
*'When it was announced that the San Jacinto old Anson Jones home was repaired and
monument would be taller than the Washington
Monument in Washington, D.C., which is 555 feet brought to this site. An auditorium and am-
512 inches from grade or first floor to top, there phitheatre were built here also by the corn-
was protest and the design of the San Jacinto mission.
structure was changed by raising the first floor OTHER LANDMARKS OF HISTORY.
level 15 feet above grade, giving it a height of
552 feet as measured from first floor to top. By In the foregoing paragraphs are mentioned
this method of measuring the height, it has 3 the four outstanding landmarks of Texas his-
feet 51/ inches less height than the Washington tory, and monuments erected to them. Fol-
Monument, but by the usual measurement from lowing are brief comments on some of the
grade to top, it is 11 feet, 6 inches higher, other noteworthy landmarks of Texas history,
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- 'hoto yv Robert A. tHayes.
On the courthouse lawn, Dallas, stands the restored (of original materials) cabin of John
Neely Bryan, first Dallas settler, who built the cabin in 1842 on the bank of the Trinity only
a short distance from where it stands today.
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