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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Co-Founders of Yorktown: John York, Charles Eckhardt, Dewitt County Historical Markers
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.36 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken4-Nov-17 13:40
Date modified4-Nov-17 13:40
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length21 mm
Focal length (35mm)31 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/100 at f/10
FlashNot fired, auto mode
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ISO speedISO 200
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Co-Founders of Yorktown: John York, Charles Eckhardt

Co-Founders of Yorktown: John York, Charles Eckhardt

DeWitt County, Texas
28 58.866' N 97 30.250' W
Directions: Start at the corner of Eckhardt Street and Main Street. The marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection.

Text: John York (1800 - 1848) -- Charles Eckhardt (1813 - 1852) Soldiers and builders of Texas. York, born in Kentucky, came to Texas in 1821; was a captain in siege which expelled Mexican Army from Bexar, 1835. Gave site for Yorktown, 1847. Died in an Indian fight won by his men. Eckhardt came from Germany. Fought in war for Independence and Mexican war. His mercantile and freighting interests led to founding of Yorktown on trail he had surveyed from Indianola to New Braunfels. He built the first house in Yorktown, 1848.