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

Twin Sisters

 
 
The Twin Sisters Marker Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
1. The Twin Sisters Marker Front
Showing the new marker - a combination of the two older monuments.
Inscription. Marker Front:

No 1
Site Twin Sisters April 20, 1836
Cannon Presented by Citizens of
Cincinnati to Republic of Texas

Supplemental Plaque:

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.


Marker Rear:

No 1
San Jacinto Chapter Daughters
of the Republic of Texas have
placed these twenty boulders
to illustrate the battle fought
here April 21, 1836 which won
the independence of Texas

 
Erected 1912 by San Jacinto Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 29° 45.23′ 
The Twin Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
2. The Twin Sisters Marker
N, 95° 5.396′ W. Marker is near La Porte, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Independence Parkway west of Park Road 1836, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located within the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3523 Independence Parkway, La Porte TX 77571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Zavala Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); David Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Burleson's Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Jefferson Duncan (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorenzo De Zavala (within shouting distance of this marker); San Jacinto Battleground Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The B. R. Brigham Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Men who fought at San Jacinto and in Army of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
More about this marker. In 1912, the San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas placed a series of 20 stone markers to commemorate key points on the battlefield. This marker is number 1 in that series.
 
Also see . . .
1. Twin Siststers. The
Replicas of the Twin Sisters Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
3. 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 Texans"
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.) 

4. San Jacinto, Battle of - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
The Twin Sisters Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
4. The Twin Sisters Boulder
No 1
Site "Twin Sisters" April 20, 1836
Cannon presented by citizens of
Cincinnati to Republic of Texas
The Twin Sisters Marker Rear image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
5. The Twin Sisters Marker Rear
The Twin Sisters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
6. The Twin Sisters Marker
Nearby Armillary Sundial image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
7. Nearby Armillary Sundial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on November 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 14, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on November 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   7. submitted on March 15, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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