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Seguin Salute

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A larger-than-life bronze of Texas hero Colonel Juan N. Seguín was recently unveiled in his namesake town.
On October 28, 2000, some 200 descendants of Colonel Juan N. Seguín joined a crowd of about 2,000 onlookers in Seguin’s Central Park to unveil a larger-than-life statue of the noted Tejano who championed the Texas struggle for independence from Mexico in the 1830s.

Seguín, who served with valor as an officer in the revolutionary army, was among the early defenders of the Alamo and fought at San Jacinto. He was the only Mexican Texan to be elected to the Senate in the Republic of Texas.

Seguín descendants and others began the quest to honor the heroic colonel with an appropriate monument in 1998. They chose sculptor Erik Christianson of Bulverde to create the magnificent bronze of Seguín, which sits atop a Texas granite base and rises to a height of 171/2 feet (base and statue combined).

The work portrays a uniformed, 30-year-old Seguín, sword raised, as he fights astride his horse during the Battle of San Jacinto.

Seguin’s Central Park is bounded by Austin, Nolte, S. River, and Donnigan streets. Call the Seguin Area C of C and CVB, 800/580-7322, for more information about the statue and about the city of Seguin. Web site: www.seguintx.org.

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