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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.33 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Jul-19 15:09
Date modified27-Jul-19 15:09
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Boyhood Home of John A. Lomax

Boyhood Home of John A. Lomax

Bosque County, Texas
31 56.920' N 97 40.258' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of SH-144 and CR-2530. Go .7 miles north on SH-144. The marker is on the left (west) side of the road.

Text: Only a log kitchen now marks the homesite of John Lomax, one of the foremost collectors of American folksongs. Here, on part of the Chisholm Trail, young Lomax heard cowboys crooning and yodeling to restless herds; Negro servants taught him jig tunes, chants, work songs, and calls; and on winter nights his family sang songs and swapped stories around a blazing fire. Lomax began to write down this music while still a boy; and when he left Bosque County at age 20, he carried with him a roll of cowboy ballads -- the nucleus of his lifelong work.