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Monument Hill Tomb

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414 St. Loop 92, Monument Hill-Kreische Brewery State Historical Site interpretive center, La Grange, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 53' 16.764", -96° 52' 38.964"
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    Monument Hill Tomb In September 1848, the remains of Texans killed in the 1842 Dawson Massacre and the 1843 Black Bean Death Lottery were reburied at this site in a sandstone vault. The Kreische family did its best to care for the grave during their ownership of the property, but it suffered from lack of formal oversight. In 1905, the state authorized acquisition of .36 acres here, and the Daughters of the raised funds for a new cover for the tomb in 1933. During the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration, the 48-foot shellstone shaft with a stylized, Art Deco-influenced mural was erected to mark the mass grave more prominently. Local citizens purchased 3.54 acres as a donation to the state for parkland in 1957.

This page last updated: 8/9/2010 15:59:16

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Monument Hill Tomb:
See also the historical marker info page for the Kreische Brewery. The Kreische Complex which includes the Kreische homestead and the Kreische Brewery, are also located in the Monument Hill State Historic Site. For information about park hours and admission, see the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department page:

Phone: (979) 968-5658
Site: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/monument_hill_and_kreische_brewery/

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Monument Hill Tomb Historical Marker Location Map, La Grange, Texas