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Taken 22-Mar-08
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.86 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Mar-08 18:19
Date modified22-Mar-08 18:19
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Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length28 mm
Focal length (35mm)42 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/125 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
L.L. White Grave

L.L. White Grave

Medina County, Texas
29 21.560' N 98 53.191' W

Medina County Historical Commission Marker: Born on June 3, 1818, L.L. White was a member of Castro’s Colony. In 1850 White purchased 640 acres of land which was located some six miles north of where Hondo is situated today. On that land he established a colony for Negro Slaves. Each slave was given twenty acres of land and a lot for his home. Being an abolitionist and pro-union, as a Southerner, White took refuge in Mexico during the civil war. After the war, he returned, sold his land to early settler Joe Decker, and came to Castroville. He built a home on this site. Shortly before his death on June 15, 1889, White requested that his favorite horse be killed and buried with him. His will was carried out and, reportedly, his dog was also killed and buried alongside. Before his death, he deeded a 50 by 75 foot lot, on this, his grave site to Medina County.