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Taken 9-Aug-07
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Keywords:Famous Texas Trees, Kyle Hanging Tree, Historical Texas Trees, Hanging Tree
Photo Info

Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.86 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Aug-07 13:25
Date modified9-Aug-07 13:25
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/320 at f/14
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Kyle Hanging Tree 0001

Kyle Hanging Tree 0001

Hays County, Texas
29 57.825' N 97 53.918' W

When Hays County was first being settled in the 1840s, before Kyle existed, some cowboys were riding down the road and found a man hanging from an oak tree. The cowboys buried the man at the base of this oak tree. The identity of the man and the reason for the hanging remain unknown today. In 1849, Willie Parks, an orphan boy was buried near the same tree. Later, Colonel Kyle donated 15 acres of land at the site for a cemetery.

Species: Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)