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Dimensions4928 x 3264
Original file size7.4 MB
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Date taken13-Mar-16 13:30
Date modified13-Mar-16 13:30
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Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)25 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/125 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Belton Cotton Co-Op Gin

Belton Cotton Co-Op Gin

Bell County, Texas
31 03.300' N 97 27.800' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of East Street and Water Street. Go 200 feet south on East Street. The marker is at the end of East Street. 219 S. East Street.

Text: The Belton Farmers Co-op Gin, built in 1927 along Nolan Creek, is a rare example of a surviving brick cotton gin in central Texas. It was built by an association of local cotton farmers to replace an earlier gin that had burned down on the site in the 1920s. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Belton was the center of cotton processing, commerce, and shipping for Bell county. while most cotton gins built in this region were frame structures with wood or sheet metal cladding, the Belton Farmers Co-op Gin is made of load-bearing common bond brick walls. the 2-story rectangular building has a sheet-metal hipped roof and a small cupola near the center. After World War II, the gin was closed.