Prairies & Lakes
The monument is dedicated to the 1842 Dawson and Mier Expeditions, known for the "black bean death lottery." Mexican President Santa Anna decreed that captives draw from a pot that contained 159 white beans and 17 black beans, and those who drew black beans were executed. The 48-foot stone, bronze and polychrome monument is a tomb for the Republic of Texas patriots. The site hosts a Texas Heroes Day event on the Sat. closest to Sept. 18.
414 State Loop 92.
Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
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414 State Loop 92,
Phone : 979/968-5658
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