Texas Glory From Your Couch: San Jac EarthCam Goes Live

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Photo by Louis Vest
Why look up when you can look down via webcam?

The Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Hagia Sophia and now the San Jacinto Monument.

Webcam manufacturer EarthCam's latest monument live cam hit the internet yesterday, right here in Texas, at the San Jacinto Monument. The camera is 540 feet in the air.

Larry Spasic, president of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, said the live cam is targeted at bringing new visitors to the famous former battle ground, which is already the largest, most visited historic park in Texas. A group of "people that might not normally think of us," but would be drawn to the park via social media sharing of the camera's live views.

"This brings attention to the site, one of the most important sites in the world I think," Spasic said. "We would love to remind people of their heritage, and the consequences and benefits of what happened here."

The EarthCam website and EarthCam LiveCams HD iOS and Android apps allow
visitors to see archived video from the past 24 hours, and also let them post shots taken by the camera onto Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (#nofilter needed).

Spasic said EarthCam was "thrilled" to add San Jacinto to its list of places worldwide with a live feed, and that the company donated the camera for free.

"We are proud to partner with the San Jacinto Museum of History to connect, educate
and inspire viewers with amazing live views from the tallest monumental column in the
country," EarthCam Network Product Specialist Clarissa Ramirez said in the release.

Here's a timelapse from the monument via EarthCam's StreamCamHD Robotic:

Watching the sun set over the Houston Ship Channel and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site from a perspective more than 500 feet in the air is a beautiful thing - a beautiful thing you can now do from your couch.

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