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Taken 6-Oct-07
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Llano County Historical Marker, C. S. A. Salt Works
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.87 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Oct-07 15:50
Date modified6-Oct-07 15:50
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length30 mm
Focal length (35mm)45 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.1
Exposure1/320 at f/20
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
C. S. A. Salt Works

C. S. A. Salt Works

Llano County, Texas
30 44.284' N 98 26.444' W

Text: Located between Tow Valley and Old Bluffton, 15 mi. NE. Since 1935 under Lake Buchanan. During Civil War made salt for table, meat preserving, diet of cavalry horses, tanning hides. A day's boiling in 100 iron 250-gallon kettles produced 20 to 30 bushels of salt. Cooled, sacked and hauled out, this met Texas' wartime shortages. First Llano County District Court was held at Salt Works. Stagecoach stand nearby. Brine here was from Cambrian Sea waters trapped 500 million years ago in sand and strata. Indians led first settler here.