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Taken 23-Feb-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Gillespie County Historical Marker, Doss School
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.47 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Feb-08 11:40
Date modified23-Feb-08 11:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/160 at f/22
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Doss School

Doss School

Gillespie County, Texas
30 26.644' N 99 07.815' W

Text: One of the state's few remaining rural school systems, Doss School began in 1884 on Doss-Spring Creek Road (3.5 mi. S). Ten years later, land at this site was donated by Tom Nixon, and a small frame structure was built. In 1905, a limestone schoolhouse was built, and in 1927 the present building was added. Over the years, the Onion Creek and Squaw Creek schools have merged with Doss, but the school has maintained its small student-teacher ratio. An important part of the Doss community, the school has played a significant role in the history of education in Gillespie County.