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Taken 29-Dec-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Val Verde County Historical Marker, Eagle's Nest
Photo Info

Dimensions2896 x 1944
Original file size2.55 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Dec-08 10:04
Date modified29-Dec-08 10:04
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length22 mm
Focal length (35mm)33 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/60 at f/4
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+4 2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest

Val Verde County, Texas
29 48.257' N 101 33.400' W

Text: Eagle's Nest Humans are believed to have traveled through the remote and dramatic landscape near the confluence of the Pecos River and the Rio Grande for centuries. For years, the cliff across the river from this site was home to a pair of golden eagles, whose nest gave name to the canyon and crossing downstream from it, as well as the community that began on this side of the Rio Grande as a railroad camp. The crossing was used by Indian tribes, ranchers, soldiers and Texas Rangers. The town, later known as Langtry, grew due to efforts of the Torres family, who owned the townsite and provided water for steam locomotives. Even after the town's name changed, the eagle's nest was a well-known landmark.