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Taken 9-Aug-07
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Keywords:Famous Texas Trees, Log Cabin Oaks, Historical Texas Trees
Photo Info

Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.85 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Aug-07 12:25
Date modified9-Aug-07 12:25
Shooting Conditions

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
Digital zoom1x
Log Cabin Oaks

Log Cabin Oaks

San Marcos
Hays County, Texas
29 53.105' N 97 56.273' W

These are the remnants of a much larger live oak grove. Early settlers built a log cabin underneath these oaks which served as a major community center for the San Marcos area for over 25 years. When Hays County was created in 1848 the cabin served as the first court house and the first district court was held here in 1850. Many local organizations were formed in this cabin such as churches and a Masonic lodge. During the Civil War the cabin was used as a headquarters for Captain James G. Storey's Company A. In 1874 a fire destroyed the cabin and several of the trees. Other trees were removed later when the street was widened.

Species: Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)