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Taken 16-Jun-11
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Schleicher County Historical Marker, West Texas Woolen Mills
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.78 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Jun-11 07:34
Date modified17-Jun-11 07:34
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)52 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.7
Exposure1/125 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 220
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
West Texas Woolen Mills

West Texas Woolen Mills

Schleicher County, Texas
30 51.406' N 100 36.228' W

Text: Introduced to this area in 1883, sheep existed in large numbers throughout the region by the 1930s. Prominent local banker Joseph B. Christian and his son, textile engineer Joe Muller Christian, erected this native stone building to house the west texas woolen mills. Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel attended the grand opening in 1941. In 1942 the plant was awarded a major World War II contract to manufacture army blankets. after a successful conversion to postwar production, the mill became a major contributor to the area's economy. The Christians sold the landmark mill in 1963.