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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.37 MB
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Date taken28-Nov-19 12:30
Date modified28-Nov-19 12:30
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length56 mm
Focal length (35mm)84 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.8
Exposure1/500 at f/5.6
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ISO speedISO 280
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Early Settlers of Andrews County

Early Settlers of Andrews County

Andrews County, Texas
32 18.838' N 102 32.725' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of 7th Street and Broadway Street. The marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection.

Text: One of last frontiers of Texas. Anglo settlement here lagged 60 years behind rest of state due to Indians and scarcity of water. In 1886 O. B. Holt became first man to file for county land. First settlers included the Cowden brothers and Peter Von Holebeke. In 1900 county had 87 people; it was finally organized in 1910. With windmill pumps and drift fences, ranching became feasible, although soil was so dry that a grazing cow crashed through a dugout roof into a bed one day. In 1930 the discovery of oil brought wealth and rewarded the tenacity of first pioneers.