— Artist: Robert Glen —This statue of Captain Thomas Fallon was commissioned in 1988. It memorialize the raising of the U.S. flag in San Jose in 1846, when California was still a part of Mexico. Scheduled to by installed in 1990, the statue generated and intense controversy. Supporters of the artwork believed that it commemorated an important historical event in San Jose's history. Opponents of the statue responded that it represented a troubling moment in American history, when the United States used the Mexican-American War as a reason to annex California from Mexico. To address the issues arising from the controversy the City appointed a Historic Art Advisory Committee.
|Placed By||Historic Art Advisory Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 597774 N 4132899|
|Decimal Degrees||37.33763333, -121.89623333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 20.258', W 121° 53.774'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 20' 15.48" N, 121° 53' 46.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||408, 650, 831, 714|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 208-254 W Julian St, San Jose CA 95110, US|
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