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Taken 5-May-12
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Keywords:Historical Marker Mills County Texas, Goldthwaite Historical Marker, Dam and Well Historical Marker
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-May-12 07:58
Date modified6-May-12 07:58
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length28 mm
Focal length (35mm)42 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/100 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dam and Well

Dam and Well

Mills County, Texas
31 26.730' N 98 34.100' W

Text: When the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad reached this area in 1885, company officials platted the town of Goldthwaite and built a reservoir to supply water for steam locomotives. A 25-foot-high dam near this site stored water from several springs, creating a pond that became a favorite swimming spot. The railroad dug a 50-foot-deep, spring-fed well at this site in 1906 to provide more water. In 1915, when these sources became inadequate, the dam was broken and reservoir drained. Today the springs form a stream which runs through Mills County Park, and the well is used by the city.