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San Jacinto Monument

The San Jacinto Monument is a museum. The San Jacinto Monument is a 570 feet (173.7 m) high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. The monument, dedicated on April 21, 1939, is the world's tallest monument tower and masonry tower, and is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, located along the Houston Ship Channel in La Porte, Texas, twenty five miles east of Houston, Texas. The column is an octagonal shaft faced with Texas Cordova shellstone, topped with a 34-foot Lone Star - the symbol of Texas. It is the second tallest monument in the United States; the tallest is the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

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