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Taken 24-Mar-13
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Keywords:1835 Attack at Sandies Waterhole, Texas Historical Marker"."Gonzales County Historical Marker
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.93 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-Mar-13 11:31
Date modified24-Mar-13 11:31
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
1835 Attack at Sandies Waterhole

1835 Attack at Sandies Waterhole

Gonzales County, Texas
29 22.850' N 97 45.006' W

Text: Native American raids were a major concern of Dewitt’s Colony, which settled in this area after its 1825 establishment. To protect the colonists, Green Dewitt built a fort in Gonzales and requested troops and a cannon from Mexican authorities. in I835, a party of thirteen French and Mexican traders, en route from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Mexico, camped at Sandies Water Hole (1 mi. e). A large group of what is believed to be Comanche attacked the party. the engagement lasted several hours, resulting in the death of all thirteen men. The colonists did not receive further protection from the Mexican government, and attacks continued at Sandies Water Hole into Texas statehood.