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Taken 31-Dec-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Kinney County Historical Marker, Dolores Townsite
Photo Info

Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size4.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken31-Dec-08 15:59
Date modified31-Dec-08 15:59
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/125 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 140
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dolores Townsite

Dolores Townsite

Kinney County, Texas
29 20.148' N 100 32.122' W

Text: Only settlement founded in John Charles Beales' ill-fated Rio Grande colony of 1834-1836. Beales (1804-1878) -- empresario of 70,000,000 acres in present Southern and Western Texas and New Mexico -- was Texas' largest known land king. In 1833 he and a partner brought 59 settlers here to colonize a town to be named for Beales' Mexican wife. Indian raids and drouth soon took their toll, but the death blow came in 1836. As the group fled the Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution, Comanches killed all but 7 of one party. This ended the town's existence.