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Taken 4-Nov-07
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Burnet County Historical Marker, Community of Briggs
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size3.18 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Nov-07 12:18
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Camera modelNIKON D50
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Exposure modeAuto
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Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Community of Briggs

Community of Briggs

Briggs br/Burnet County, Texas br/30 53.034' N 97 55.297' W br/br/Text: Pioneers mainly from the Old South settled here on the Aaron Boyce land grant in the 1860s and 70s. They had a school, and held church services, at Gum Springs in the 1880s. In 1888 a post office opened at Taylor's Gin Store; this was renamed in 1898 for Mrs. Henry D. Briggs, an early settler. On April 12, 1906, a tornado destroyed much of the village. Afterward Briggs was rebuilt on a platted townsite; it thrived from 1906 to 1920, but began declining after a 1928 fire. Many of the townspeople have worked since 1950 at Fort Hood, in neighboring Bell County.