"Thomas Fallon" Monument commemorates the raising of the
first American flag in California. The main figure shows Captain
Thomas Fallon riding his horse with an upraised arm, planting the
flag. Behind him rides an unidentified aide.
Located in the City of San Jose, CA, this monument of two horsemen
stands one and a half times lifesize (approximately 16 ft high).
The sculpture was produced at Mariano Foundry in Piestrasanta, Italy.
"I was commissioned to carry out the sculpture which I did
in good faith for those at the time, who saw fit to honor their
principles of history in the form of a monument as a record of a
part of the country's heritage...I personally carried out the work
with art in mind and gave to it the same effort as my Mustangs of
Las Colinas, in Irving, Texas. These have been accepted with pride
and are, I am flattered to say, enjoyed by many thousands."
- Robert Glen