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Dimensions4928 x 3264
Original file size7.61 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken28-May-16 12:21
Date modified28-May-16 12:21
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Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)25 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 180
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Pope's Crossing

Pope's Crossing

Reeves County, Texas
31 56.704' N 103 59.578' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of CR-453 and SH-285. The marker is on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Tex: Used by emigrants and the Southern (Butterfield) Overland Mail which linked St. Louis and San Francisco with semi-weekly mail, 1858-1861. Headquarters in 1855 of Captain John Pope, supervisor of the drilling of the first deep well west of the 98th meridian. They struck water at 244 feet but sank to 1140 hoping to strike artesian flow. The well caved before its value could be determined. This $100,000 experiment pointed the way to deep well drilling in the Great Plains.