Groundbreaking ceremonies for the San Jacinto Monument - April 21, 1936
E.H. Marks leads a team of Long Horn steers from the LH7 ranch as Andrew Jackson Houston, son of Sam Houston, guides the plow.
The star atop the Monument, which symbolizes the Lone Star State,
is 34 feet tall and weighs approximately 220 tons.
The friezes around the base of the shaft depict eight important episodes in the history of the Republic of Texas.
The carvings were designed by William McVey.
An example of the story of the birth of Texas inscription on the base of the monument: Panel Eight
The story of the birth of Texas is inscription on the base of the monument in eight panels.