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San Jacinto Celebration 2007

Loop of Lone Star flagsOn Saturday, April 21, thousands of people gathered on the old San Jacinto battleground in La Porte to celebrate the day and a reenactment of the Battle of San Jacinto, the last battle of the Texas Revolution.

The decorations for the day? The Lone Star Flag! The Lone Star flag was everywhere on this day, flying high from every pole. The picture here (click for larger image) is just part of the ring of flags surrounding the entire San Jacinto monument.

The weather was perfect for the gathering crowd, waiting for the start of the battle reenactment. It was so crowded, sometimes it was hard to navigate just to get a good view of what was happening. The reenactment takes place next to the reflecting pool, making a natural stadium for viewing the event.

The San Jacinto monument with flagsOver the next few days, I will share many more of the photos I took, along with my narrative of the action. The crowd was so large, it was hard to get clear shots of the action, but that’s important too, since it indicates how much interest there was in the event, 171 years after it occurred.

To share the most pictures, this will be a multi-part series, running for several days, so stay tuned for much more.

4 thoughts on “San Jacinto Celebration 2007

  1. Did you take any photographs of the runaway scrape at the San Jacinto Battlefield event of 2007?

  2. Karen,

    I took a couple of photos from the opposite side of the field, but it’s too far away. There’s no way to distinguish the participants from the spectators. I can make out part of a wagon and one longhorn.

    This was the first year I have attended the event, so next year, I will shoot from the other side of the field. That will allow for closer photos of what took place over there. Sorry.

  3. @Karen Turner
    I have a large amount of photos from San Jacinto recreations… many have been composed to look as if they were taken on the actual battlefield (backgrounds have been altered to reflect the period and battle images are combinations of several photos to look real ). Regarding the Runaway Scrape, I have also imposed the San Jacinto recreation photos onto the Gonzales Historical Village background so that the final image looks authentic…

    Email me if you are still looking.

    Bill

  4. @Karen Turner
    I have a large amount of photos and maps created from San Jacinto recreations… many have been composed to look as if they were taken on the actual battlefield (backgrounds have been altered to reflect the period and battle images are combinations of as many as 12 photos to create ultra-real imagery). Regarding the Runaway Scrape, I have also imposed the San Jacinto recreation photos onto the Gonzales Historical Village background so that the final image looks authentic…

    Email me if you are still looking.

    Bill

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