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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.27 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken13-Oct-20 11:14
Date modified13-Oct-20 11:14
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)36 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/160 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Site of Sonora Town Well

Site of Sonora Town Well

Sutton County, Texas
30 34.340' N 100 38.670' W
Location: 102 N. Water Street

Text: Pioneers seeking grazing land in arid Sutton County needed a reliable source of water. In 1887 Sonora's closest well, one of five in the county, was three miles away. Using a horse-driven drill, Charlie Adams sank the town's first well in 1889 at this site, which became the courthouse square. A windmill pumped the water to a storage tank on the surface. In 1893 another well was drilled nearby, and in 1895 T.D. Newell bought and removed the original waterworks. This large live oak tree stood at the southwest corner of the waterworks lot.

Date Photographed: 20-10-13