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Taken 24-Nov-10
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Winkler County Historical Marker, Blue Mountain
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.73 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-Nov-10 17:58
Date modified24-Nov-10 17:58
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length25 mm
Focal length (35mm)37 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/125 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 360
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain

Winkler County, Texas
31 53.585' N 102 51.461' W

Text: Winkler County's highest point (3500 Ft.), Blue Mountain has long served as a lookout and landmark on the west Texas plains. Here Indians found fuel, sheltering caves, and water. They left artifacts in the caves and pictographs on the cave walls that boasted their prowess as horse wranglers, hunters, and fishermen. A directional sign told of a water hole nine days by trail to the northeast. Pictographs also told the story of a fight between two lizards. The pass is called Avary Gap for John Avary, who first settled the area in 1880.