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Giant Column to Mark Deeds of Sam Houston

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

No Sound on Film | c. 1936

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Footage from what appears to be an announcement of plans to construct the San Jacinto Monument. Built on the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the world's tallest war memorial stands in La Porte and commemorates the decisive battle of the Texas War for Independence, led by General Sam Houston.