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Taken 26-Nov-10
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Reeves County Historical Marker, Spanish Explorers
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.79 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-Nov-10 11:39
Date modified26-Nov-10 11:39
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length42 mm
Focal length (35mm)63 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.8
Exposure1/80 at f/4.8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Spanish Explorers

Spanish Explorers

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

Text: Antonio De Espejo in 1583, after exploring among pueblos in New Mexico, reached the Pecos River southeast of Santa Fe. He Named it Rio de Las Vacas (river of cows), for the abundance of buffalo. On his return route to Mexico he went down the river to near the present town of Pecos. Jumano Indians led his party to their camp on Toyah Lake. He then went down Toyah Creek and through the Big Bend. While Espejo was first to explore the Pecos, Castano de Sosa, on his way into New Mexico in 1590, was the first European to travel its full length.