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Taken 13-Oct-18
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Category:Travel and Places
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Keywords:Fort Lancaster Texas
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.22 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken13-Oct-18 12:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
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Digital zoom1x
Ruins of Fort Lancaster

Ruins of Fort Lancaster

30 39.908' N 101 41.726' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Ft. Lancaster Road and SH-290. Go .9 miles north on Ft. Lancaster Road. The marker is on the Fort grounds.

Text: Established in 1855 by the United States Government as a protection to travelers and mail on the overland route from San Antonio to San Diego. Abandoned in 1861. Reoccupied in 1868 for a short time. 1966 Established August 20, 1855. By United States Government. One half-mile above the junction of Live Oak Creek with the Pecos River in present Crockett County. Garrisoned by U.S. Second Cavalry who protected travelers and mail on the San Antonio - El Paso Military Road. Fort was abandoned March 18, 1861, after Texas seceded from the Union. Reoccupied by Federal troops, 1868, for a short time. At Pecos River, just south of Hwy. 290 river bridge, is one of the most used Texas pioneer fords. Ruts made by wagon wheels sliding downhill are plainly visible.