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Taken 25-Nov-10
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Winkler County Historical Marker, Old Duval Townsite
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.89 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Nov-10 09:57
Date modified25-Nov-10 09:57
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length50 mm
Focal length (35mm)75 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.9
Exposure1/160 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Old Duval Townsite

Old Duval Townsite

Kermit
Winkler County, Texas
31 50.231' N 103 07.469' W

Text: First post office in Winkler (then part of Tom Green) County opened near here (1908) on John Howe ranch. Mail came in twice weekly to serve 300 persons. Duval townsite, promoted all over the United States by the Pueblo Investment Co., opened on March 19, 1910, with free lots, a picnic, and cowboy tournament. In April, Kermit became seat of Winkler County; post office moved there in October. Duval failed to develop and townsite rights were canceled after 1928 oil discovery here. Ownership of many valuable lots sold in 1910 is still unclear today.