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Keywords:Famous Texas Trees, Indian Marker Tree, Historical Texas Trees
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.85 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken8-Sep-07 13:02
Date modified8-Sep-07 13:02
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/320 at f/16
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
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Indian Marker Tree 0002

Indian Marker Tree 0002

Burnet
Burnet County, Texas
30 45.425' N 98 13.885' W

The story of this tree is a tale of Comanche Indians who roamed through this area in the 1800's. The Indians would camp along Hamilton Creek on their journey to and from the Panhandle to Mexico. In order to mark the better spots along their routes to Mexico they would tie down a sapling in the direction of the camping ground as a reference point for future trips. This tree is one of the few trees left that as a reminder of the Indians who are now gone.

Species: Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)