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Taken 16-Jun-11
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Schleicher County Historical Marker, Site of J.D. Earnest Ranch Stage Stand
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.06 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Jun-11 06:54
Date modified17-Jun-11 06:54
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)52 mm
Max lens aperturef/1.7
Exposure1/125 at f/2.8
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Site of J.D. Earnest Ranch Stage Stand

Site of J.D. Earnest Ranch Stage Stand

Schleicher County, Texas
30 43.207' N 100 38.130' W

Text: During the ownership of rancher J. D. Earnest, this site was used as a rest stop on the stage line between San Angelo and Sonora. Owned and managed by Theodore Jackson Savell (1872-1954), the operation began providing mail and passenger service to the area in 1894. Each weekday two stages pulled by four horses made the 75-mile run. On rare rainy occasions the passengers helped push the stagecoach up muddy hills. The Savell line remained in operation until 1909, when mail was first delivered to the county by automobile.