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Taken 9-Aug-07
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Keywords:Famous Texas Trees, Kyle Auction Oak, Historical Texas Trees
Photo Info

Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.83 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Aug-07 12:49
Date modified9-Aug-07 12:49
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length28 mm
Focal length (35mm)42 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/1600 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Kyle Auction Oak 0002

Kyle Auction Oak 0002

Hays County, Texas
29 59.256' N 97 52.785' W

During the 1870s the International and Great Northern Railroad planned to build a railroad between Austin and San Antonio and they needed to establish a town between the two cities. The area around the current location of Kyle was picked as a site for the location. Several people offered land town. The winning offer was made by Captain Ferguson Kyle and D.R. Moore and the town was named in honor of Captain Kyle. The town was surveyed and platted in less than a week. Under this oak all the lots in the town were auctioned in less than a week.

Species: Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)