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Taken 26-Nov-10
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Reeves County Historical Marker, Emigrants' Crossing
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.87 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-Nov-10 11:39
Date modified26-Nov-10 11:39
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length70 mm
Focal length (35mm)105 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.5
Exposure1/80 at f/5.3
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Emigrants' Crossing

Emigrants' Crossing

Reeves County, Texas
31 25.650' N 103 29.734' W

Text: One of the few spots where pioneer travelers could cross the Pecos River by fording. At Emigrants' Crossing, the deep, treacherous river flows over exposed rock. It is one of only three fords in a 60-mile segment of the stream, and was the one favored by parties migrating in 1849 from the eastern United States to west coast gold fields. Often called the California Emigrants' Crossing, or the Red River Trail crossing, it was also the one used in 1858 by coaches of Butterfield Overland Mail, which had an adobe station and a high-walled adobe corral there.