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La Porte in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Twin Sisters

 
 
The Twin Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
1. The Twin Sisters Marker
Inscription.
In grateful appreciation of the efforts of the
citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio,
whose generous help extended here to our fore-
fathers struggling for freedom and justice,
helped achieve a new dawn for free men
at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836:
We, the descendants of those brave men,
hereby dedicate replicas of the
Twin Sisters from Cincinnati
at San Jacinto on April 21, 1974,
and rededicate ourselves to the responsible
continuation of the freedom they gained for us.

The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston
The Sons of the Republic of Texas
San Jacinto Battleground Houston, Tex.

 
Erected 1974 by The Brown Foundation, Inc. & the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
 
Location. 29° 45.23′ N, 95° 5.39′ W. Marker is in La Porte, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Independence Parkway South (Texas Route 134) north of Marker Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte TX 77571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De Zavala Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Issaac L. Jaques
Replicas of the Twin Sisters Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
2. Replicas of the Twin Sisters Cannons
The smaller marker attached to the far cannon in this view reads: The Twin Sisters replicas donated by Thomas Howes Shartle and Ruth Kinney Shartle, Native Ohians, Adopted Texas
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Surrender of Santa Anna (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Jacinto Battleground Park (about 400 feet away); First Marine Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Jacinto Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynchburg Town Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Porte.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Twin Siststers. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on March 14, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 

2. The Twin Sisters. The Texas History Page (Submitted on March 14, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 

3. Twin Sisters. Texas Escapes (Submitted on March 14, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
The Twin Sisters Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
3. The Twin Sisters Boulder
No 1
Site "Twin Sisters" April 20, 1836
Cannon presented by citizens of
Cincinnati to Republic of Texas
Nearby Armillary Sundial image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
4. Nearby Armillary Sundial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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