Texas State Capitol Monuments

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One of my favorite downtown walks is around the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. Over 20 unique and interesting monuments and statues can be found on the 22 acres surrounding the huge capitol building. Many are war memorials, some are for the Civil War. I’ve attended dedications for the Tejano Monument and the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument. By year-end, a new Texas African-American History Memorial will be unveiled.

South Lawn

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Texas African-American History Memorial

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Tejano Monument

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Texas Cowboy

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Hood’s Texas Brigade

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Heroes of the Alamo

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Terry’s Texas Rangers

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Volunteer Firemen

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Confederate Soldiers

East Lawn

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Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

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Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial

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Disabled American Veterans of Texas

North Lawn

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Texas Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Texas World War I Veterans Memorial

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Statue of Liberty Replica (donated by the Boy Scouts of America)

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Pearl Harbor Survivors Association

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Texas World War II Memorial (an exact replica of the Texas Pillar at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.)

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Texas Pioneer Woman

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Tribute to Texas Schoolchildren

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Ten Commandments (subject of a 2005 US Supreme Court case)

West Lawn

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Texas National Guard

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Texas Spanish-American War Memorial

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