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Taken 25-Jul-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Uvalde County Historical Marker, Captain William Benson
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Dimensions2896 x 1944
Original file size1.37 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Jul-08 13:42
Date modified25-Jul-08 13:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)36 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Captain William Benson

Captain William Benson

Uvalde County, Texas
29 12.712' N 99 47.212' W
218 N Getty Street.

Text: Maryland native William Benson (b. 1837) came to Texas after graduating from college as a civil engineer. After settling in Brazoria County he became a teacher. During the Civil War he commanded a cavalry regiment as one of the youngest captains in the Confederacy. Benson later came to Uvalde, where he again taught school. About 1874 he and his wife, Felicia (Yeiser), moved to this site and lived in a log house until this residence was completed about 1881. A leader in early irrigation projects, Benson continued to serve the community until his death in 1922.