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Taken 4-Apr-09
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Menard County Historical Marker, Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba
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Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size4.69 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Apr-09 13:07
Date modified4-Apr-09 13:07
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba

Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba

Menard County, Texas
30 52.200' N 99 35.932' W

Text: An hourglass-shaped pass through the hills were McDougal Creek joins San Saba River. For years a favored Indian campground, it entered written history, 1732, as site of Spanish-Apache battle. Saw passage of adventurers, mustang hunters, Indian fighters, German settlers, gold-seekers. Probably named by landowner Wilhelm Harlen for one-legged land commissioner T.W. Ward. Crossing became station on stage line. Gained notoriety for many hold-ups that occurred at "Robbers' Roost" (1 mile west). Pegleg served in later era as crossing on Great Western Cattle Trail.