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Taken 4-Apr-09
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Menard County Historical Marker, Frisco Depot
Photo Info

Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size4.14 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Apr-09 15:11
Date modified4-Apr-09 15:11
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/6.3
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Frisco Depot

Frisco Depot

Menard County, Texas
30 55.427' N 99 47.056' W

Text: Seeking a rail line to speed marketing of their livestock, residents of this area in 1909 asked the Ft. Worth & Rio Grande Railroad, a branch of the Frisco System, to extend track from Brady (40 miles northeast) to Menardville. Ranchers donated right of way, while townspeople erected this depot and shortened the town's name to "Menard". Celebrations marked the arrival of the first train, Feb. 10, 1911, and completion of this mission revival station, July 4, 1911. The Santa Fe system later acquired the line. After rail service ended in 1972, this building became a historical museum.