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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.33 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken19-Apr-19 11:22
Date modified19-Apr-19 11:22
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length20 mm
Focal length (35mm)30 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.6
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dowdy Tragedy of 1878

Dowdy Tragedy of 1878

Kerr County, Texas
30 09.275' N 99 20.451' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of RR-479 and SH-27. Go 1.65 miles north on SH-27. The marker is on the left (west) side of the road.

Text: The pioneer family of Susan (1830-1913) and James Dowdy (1818-1900) moved from Goliad to Kerr County in 1878 and settled on Johnson Creek. Shortly after the family arrived, four of the Dowdy children, Alice, Martha, Susan, and James, were killed by Indians while tending sheep near their home. The attack occurred on Oct. 5, 1878, at a site about 3.5 miles northwest of present Ingram. The victims were buried the following day at Sunset Cemetery, northwest of Ingram. This incident was one of the last Indian raids in Kerr County.