Captain Thomas Fallon

Captain Thomas Fallon (HMZJC)

Location: San Jose, CA 95110 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.258', W 121° 53.774'

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— 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.

The Committee recommended that the City's public art must represent all perspectives of the City's history. Four additional projects were recommended - artwork commemorating the Ohlone Way of Life, the life of Dr. Ernesto Gatarza, the Founding of the Pueblo, and the Agricultural History of the Valley. These works have been installed in various locations around the city. This artwork is a reminder that the community's historic events can be interpreted in many ways, depending upon one's perspective.
Placed ByHistoric Art Advisory Committee
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 597774 N 4132899
Decimal Degrees37.33763333, -121.89623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.258', W 121° 53.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 15.48" N, 121° 53' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)408, 650, 831, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208-254 W Julian St, San Jose CA 95110, US
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