Life is a battleground. It always had been, and always will be; and if not so, existance would not come to an end.-Carl Jung #battleground #battlefield #life #sanjacintomemorial #houston #monument #memorial #zoomlens #zoom #xd360 #iphone #simanlalakbay #myphotodiary #my2018instadiary #lifeofaseaman #may2018atusa #history #texas #sanjacintomonument #life The Battle of San Jacinto, which takes its name from San Jacinto River, took place on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas. Part of the Texas Revolution of 1835–36, it was fought between a Mexican army led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna and the Texian force of Sam Houston. In one of the most one sided battles in history, the Texian soldiers crushed Santa Anna’s men in 18 minutes ensuring the success of the revolution. The San Jacinto Monument is a 567.31-foot-high (172.92-meter)[note 1] column located on the Houston Ship Channel in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States, near the city of Houston. The monument is 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, constructed between 1936 and 1939 and dedicated on April 21, 1939, is the world's tallest masonry column and is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. By comparison, the Washington Monument is 554.612 feet (169.046 m) tall, but remains the tallest stone The San Jacinto Battlefield, of which the monument is a part, was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 19, 1960, and is therefore also automatically listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1992. (wikipedia) (areal photo from google, credits to owner)
"The river "San Jacinto" on the front of the Monument is where our ship passed and took the photo."