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Taken 15-Mar-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Bandera Historical Marker, Mormon Settlers in Bandera County
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.25 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Mar-08 11:12
Date modified15-Mar-08 11:12
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length28 mm
Focal length (35mm)42 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
Metering modePattern
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Mormon Settlers in Bandera County

Mormon Settlers in Bandera County

Bandera
Bandera County, Texas
29 43.602' N 99 04.384' W

Text: Entered the year-old town of Bandera in March, 1854. Leader was Lyman Wight, church elder who had separated from followers of Brigham Young and taken a colony of 250 to Texas in 1846. Settling first in Austin, then Fredericksburg (where they opened grist and saw mills) the group at last established "Mormon Camp" near Bandera on the Medina River. There they built houses with vegetable gardens in between; milled grain; made furniture from native wood to sell in East. In 1858, after Wight's death, the colony dispersed, although a remnant remained in Bandera.