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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Real County Historical Marker, Near Route of Famous Cattle Trail
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.58 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Oct-07 16:00
Date modified21-Oct-07 16:00
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length34 mm
Focal length (35mm)51 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Near Route of Famous Cattle Trail

Near Route of Famous Cattle Trail

Leakey
Real County, Texas
29 39.126' N 99 45.316' W

Text: One of many "feeder trails" in Texas that converged with the legendary Chisholm Trail above the Red River, this route directed thousands of longhorns to northern markets during the first year after the Civil War. Many local settlers took part in the drives, which lasted for months, and their tales are full of stampedes and Indian raids. At times, the trail was used by herds of 200-300 hogs being driven 40 miles to local markets. The cattle industry and trails such as this helped save Texas' economy -- torn by the Civil War -- and enriched pioneer folklore.