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Building the San Jacinto Monument took Texas ingenuity—in fact, the work was so innovative that it was recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Hear how the engineers overcame the battleground’s wet clay soil, how the 35-foot-tall star got on top, and how the terraces were used for some sleight-of-hand regarding the Washington Monument.

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