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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Caldwell County Historical Marker, Dehli Historical Marker, Edgar B. Davis, Oil PioneerPhilanthropist
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.56 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Jul-12 09:45
Date modified6-Jul-12 09:45
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length75 mm
Focal length (35mm)112 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.5
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Edgar B. Davis, Oil Pioneer-Philanthropist

Edgar B. Davis, Oil Pioneer-Philanthropist

Caldwell County, Texas
29 41.014' N 97 38.822' W

Text: (Feb. 2, 1872 - Oct. 14, 1951) One of the great benefactors of Texas. Born in Brockton, Mass. Had business careers in shoe manufacture and rubber planting. On retirement, came here and in wildcat operation brought in Luling Oil Field, 1922. By 1926 had 215 producing wells. Gave employees $2,500,000 in bonuses, then endowed Luling Foundation, for advancement of agriculture and human opportunity in area. Result has been conservation of land, upbreeding of crops and livestock and introduction and marketing of superior products. Davis remained in this area and is buried near Luling.