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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size4.97 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Oct-12 16:12
Date modified27-Oct-12 16:12
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/125 at f/10
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Martin Abstract Company

Martin Abstract Company

Jourdanton
Atascosa County, Texas
28 55.154' N 98 32.807' W
712 Main Street

Text: By the early 20th century the ranching industry that spurred the growth of Atascosa county had begun to wane, with many large ranches split into smaller ranches, farms and town lots. George M. Martin realized the importance of a company to research title in relation to the resulting real estate transactions, and he founded Martin Abstract Company in 1909. After Martin’s death in 1917, the company was purchased in 1919 by A.N. Steinle, a Jourdanton attorney. His son, Glenn N. Steinle, owned and managed the business after returning from military service during World War II until his death in 1983. Following his death, the company has continued to be owned and operated by members of the Steinle family.