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Replica of San Lorenzo Monument 1

 
 
Replica of San Lorenzo Monument 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 10, 2014
1. Replica of San Lorenzo Monument 1 Marker
Inscription. This sculpture, weighing 18 tons, is an exact copy of the colossal head that was discovered at the Olmec site of San Lorenzo, Veracruz, Mexico. The original is a landmark work of art of the Olmec culture that flourished in southern Mexico 1500-400 BCE.

The Universidad Veracruzana presented the replica as a gift to the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin Studies in 2008 in recognition of the close ties between the peoples of the United States and Mexico.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 30° 17.076′ N, 97° 43.722′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Red River Street near Clyde Littlefield Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located near the parking lot of the University of Texas Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 Red River St., Austin TX 78712, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The LBJ Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); University Interscholastic League (approx. 0.3 miles away); J. Frank Dobie House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. George W. Terrell (approx. half
Replica of San Lorenzo Monument 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, February 10, 2014
2. Replica of San Lorenzo Monument 1
a mile away); Jacob Fontaine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abner Hugh Cook (approx. 0.6 miles away); Swante Palm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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