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Taken 8-Jan-11
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, San Saba Historical Marker, San Saba County, Bowser Community
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.87 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken8-Jan-11 14:50
Date modified8-Jan-11 14:50
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length25 mm
Focal length (35mm)37 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Bowser Community

Bowser Community

Richland Springs
San Saba County, Texas
31 24.314' N 98 58.853' W

Text: About 1858 the Abel Bowser family settled at a large bend in the Colorado River about 3 miles north of this site. The developing village, school and cemetery became known as Bowser Bend and by the late 1880s included a cotton gin and store. Due to river floods, Paul Varga donated land at this site for a chapel and cemetery in 1890. In the early 1900s J. T. Martin sold town lots and deeded land for a school one-half mile east. The town of Bowser relocated, but the closure of the post office, gin and school caused it to decline in the 1940s.