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Taken 17-Jun-11
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Keywords:Old Fort Cemetery, Pecos County Historical Marker, Texas Historical Marker
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size4.44 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Jun-11 14:05
Date modified17-Jun-11 14:05
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)52 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.7
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Old Fort Cemetery

Old Fort Cemetery

Ft. Stockton
Pecos County, Texas
30 53.496' N 102 52.690' W

Text: Burial ground for soldiers stationed at Fort Stockton and for civilians in the little town that grew up around the post. The fort was established 1859; temporarily closed 1861-1867. Troops here protected the San Antonio-San Diego mail line and quelled Indian raids into Mexico on the infamous Comanche Trail. This cemetery testifies to the hardships of frontier life: no headstone was erected for a person over 40. In 1888 (after the fort was permanently closed in 1886), remains of the 56 soldiers buried here were moved to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.