Archive for May 9th, 2011

TPW TV–San Jacinto Monument

Monday, May 9th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

09—This monument was built to be a memorial to remind us of the sacrifices of all those who fought for Texas independence.

Larry Spasic, President of the San Jacinto Museum in La Porte. He’s talking about the San Jacinto monument, which commemorates the battle of San Jacinto. Learn more on the TPW TV show this month. Producer, Bruce Biermann.

44—Tucked away alongside the Houston Ship Channel, among all the oil refineries of today, was one of the most major battles in the world’s history. And it was not that the battle itself was major, but the outcome was one of the largest transfers of sovereignty of land in the world. The land from east Texas, all the way to the Pacific ocean was owned by Mexico. And, this battle at San Jacionto, because of the outcome, because the Texas army won, was the beginning of the end of Mexican ownership of that land. So, even though the battle only took eighteen minutes, the outcome is one of the largest changes in sovereignty in world history.

Thanks, Bruce. This show airs the week of May 15. Check your local listings.

That’s our show…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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