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Contains San Jacinto Battlground, a monument to where Texas won its independence from Mexico; site of patriotic festivities and re-enactments honoring heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto (1836).
Contains San Jacinto Battlground, a monument to where Texas won its independence from Mexico; site of patriotic festivities and re-enactments honor...
I lived close by here growing up in Deer Park and took it for granted, but after we moved to the SW side, we came back to watch the annual battle recreation. There were people dressed up like Texan and Mexican soldiers and others who were wearing period garb. There were a LOT of vendors and exhibitions to keep entertained before the battle begins. I recommend it for anyone interested in Texas History or those who love festivals. I'm a bad Houstonian, as I had to stop and get a photo taken with Santa Ana before the battle.
Despite the fact that it derives its name from a Native American word meaning "friends," Texas is a pugnacious state, one far more in line with its unofficial "Don't Mess With Texas" motto than any other. And there's nowhere better in the area to revel in that orneriness than at the San Jacinto Battleground, where you can not only see the place where Sam Houston routed Santa Anna's much larger army and changed the fate of North American history in 17 minutes, but also the world's last... More »
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