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Taken 25-Nov-10
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Winkler County Historical Marker, Sand Hills
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.97 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Nov-10 10:41
Date modified25-Nov-10 10:41
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length28 mm
Focal length (35mm)42 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Sand Hills

Sand Hills

Kermit
Winkler County, Texas
31 57.709' N 102 57.907' W

Text: Mapped by U. S. Government, 1849, for gold seekers and settlers. Known earlier to Indians and many Spanish explorers. A 100-mile belt of sand in Winkler and 4 other Texas counties and in New Mexico. Width varies from 3 to 20 miles; outer dunes are held by dwarf oaks. Water at 2' depth supports willows, cottonwoods, and a plum thicket. (The plums gave food to early settlers.) Many dunes more than 70' high. Heavy, shifting sands a natural barrier to travel. Campsite and game reservation for Indians. Now part of expansive cattle ranges and rich oil fields.