San Jacinto Monument

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, located in La Porte on Houston’s ship channel is the site of the San Jacinto Monument and the Battleship Texas.

The San Jacinto Monument commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, the deciding battle of the Texas Revolution in which Sam Houston’s army routed the troops of Santa Anna in eighteen minutes.  Standing at 567.31 feet, it is the tallest monument column in the world.  The base, which is decorated with eight panels depicting the history of Texas, houses a museum and amphitheatre.  The top has an observation deck from which visitors can view the reflection pool, USS Texas, and the Houston skyline.  The monument was constructed between 1936 – 1939, and was dedicated on April 21, 1939.

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The Weidman Collection - NPPA Contest Submissions
Trio of television news segments submitted by KPRC cameraman Bob Harper to a National Press Photographers...
The Stephens Family - Battleship Texas and Old Stone Fort (1949)
Home movie from 1949 of a family vacation to the Gulf Coast and East Texas
The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 6 - Galveston (c. 1939)
Home movie footage of Galveston, c. 1939
The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 6 - Houston, Henderson, and FDR (1936)
Compilation reel that includes early film techniques, scenes of Houston and Henderson, TX, and FDR's visi...
The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 2 - San Jacinto Memorial (1936-39)
Film documenting the groundbreaking, construction, and dedication of the San Jacinto Monument
The Easterwood Family Films, no. 17 - Visiting Texas Landmarks (1958)
Home movie scenes of the Easterwood family visiting Texas landmarks
The Dennis Family Films, no. 2 - Vacation in Houston, 1966
Home movie scenes of a Dennis family vacation to the Houston area
The Crews Family Films - Field Trip to San Jacinto Monument (1966)
Students travel to San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas on a field trip
The Alton Abbot Family Collection, no. 9 - Trips through Colorado and Texas, 1948
Home movie scenes of the Abbot family on trips to Colorado and the Galveston area
Texas - The Big State
Commissioned by the Santa Fe Railway Company and produced by Dudley Pictures Corporation, this film provi...
Giant Column to Mark Deeds of Sam Houston
Newsreel footage of announcement of construction plans for the San Jacinto Monument
Commissioner Jim Fonteno Presents A Precinct 2 Training Film - New Employee Orientation (1990)
Orientation film familiarizing new employees with the organization of Harris County government