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Taken 15-Apr-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Hays County Historical Marker, Dunbar School
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.94 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Apr-08 14:38
Date modified15-Apr-08 14:38
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dunbar School

Dunbar School

San Marcos
Hays County, Texas
29 52.600' N 97 56.831' W
801 W. Martin Luther King Drive

Text: Private instruction for black children in San Marcos may have begun as early as 1847, but the first public school was founded in 1877 with 50 pupils. The school was moved to this 7.3 acre site in 1918. Many graduates continued into higher education, and some returned as teachers, including Ola Lee Coleman, whose 36-year career was the longest here. In 1961 the school was renamed for Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872-1906), noted black author. This facility closed with the completion of school integration in the 1960s. In 1973 Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Marshall purchased the site for use as a city park.