This is a shot of the amazingly enormous statue of Sam Houston on the side of I45 in Huntsville, TX. I drove past this on my way to Lake Charles, LA a few weeks ago and stopped on my way back to Dallas to get a few shots. The statue actually scares you when you come around the curve on I45 as it is hidden by the pine trees and suddenly appears. The statue, just south of Huntsville, TX is the world’s tallest statue of an American hero — Sam Houston. The 67-ft. tall (plus 10-ft. base) statue is named “A Tribute to Courage.” Sam Houston, celebrated political architect of Texas, towers in concrete above Interstate 45, with walking cane and snappy duds of a 19th century statesman. In the summer humidity of east Texas, we appreciate the tensile strength of one who could dress like this and still lead. from http://www.roadsideamerica.com.