San Jacinto Monument Dedication
George A. Hill, Jr., left, president of the San Jacinto Museum of History, and Eugene C. Barker, right, stand at a microphone in front of the San Jacinto Memorial Monument. The public address system was on loan from Gulf Oil Corporation; note the speakers on the roof of the gallery. Hill opened the event, after an invocation from Bishop A. Frank Smith. Dr. Barker, professor of American History at the University of Texas, presented the opening speech. "This beautiful and awe-inspiring monument is appropriate not only to the men who won victory here, but to the results which victory brought to pass."