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Taken 30-Dec-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Val Verde County Historical Marker, Camp Michie
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Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size3.78 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken30-Dec-08 15:06
Date modified30-Dec-08 15:06
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length22 mm
Focal length (35mm)33 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/125 at f/4
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 110
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Camp Michie

Camp Michie

Del Rio
Val Verde County, Texas
29 22.045' N 100 53.120' W

Text: The military established Camp Michie, formerly known as Camp Del Rio, during the 1910s to serve forces assigned to secure the U.S.-Mexico border during the Mexican Revolution. As part of that duty, troops guarded railroad bridges along the border, including the High Bridge across the Pecos River and other strategic points. This task was important, as the tracks were a vital link for moving men and equipment between the Pacific Coast and the Gulf of Mexico during World War I. In 1920, the camp was renamed Camp Michie in honor of Brigadier General Robert Edward Lee Michie, who died in combat in France in 1918. The federal government officially closed the camp and surplused the property in 1923.