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Houston's Ozymandias? Trinity Portland Cement Company


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The factory was torn down long ago, but this monument still stands commemorating a perfect safety record at the Trinity Portland Cement Company in 1929, just as The Great Depression was starting. Inscriptions were added to commemorate perfect safety records in 1945, 1947, and 1950. There's a geocache very close by, if you're a cacher.

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Ozymandias

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown

And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.

And on the pedestal these words appear:

`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,

The lone and level sands stretch far away".

It's at the corner of N Hutcheson and Freund, near 600 N York.

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