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Taken 23-Feb-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Gillespie County Historical Marker, Crabapple School
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size3.22 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Feb-08 17:47
Date modified23-Feb-08 17:47
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/160 at f/14
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Crabapple School

Crabapple School

Gillespie County, Texas
30 26.394' N 98 49.908' W

Text: German immigrants who came to Fredericksburg in the late 1840s and who later settled in this area erected a native limestone school which opened in 1878 with about 40 students. The land was donated by farmer Mathias Schmidt who according to local tradition earned the privilege by winning a foot race. Facilities added over the years include a teacherage and space for a post office, Lutheran church, and community band. Crabapple School merged with Fredericksburg's Independent School district in 1957 after which the community adapted the building for a variety of uses.