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Taken 6-May-12
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Comanche County Historical Marker, Choctaw Robinson Tree
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.44 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-May-12 12:36
Date modified6-May-12 12:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/6.3
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Choctaw Robinson Tree

Choctaw Robinson Tree

Comanche County, Texas
31 53.129' N 98 20.096' W

Text: The Rev. William Robinson (1809-98), pioneer Baptist missionary, was born in North Carolina and came to Texas in 1848. He organized and served as pastor to churches in Rusk, Johnson, Erath and Comanche counties. At the same time, he supported his large family by farming. He was called "Choctaw Bill" because a band of Choctaw Indians once complained about his long sermons. The Rev. Mr. Robinson often preached for hours beneath this tree, near a rough frontier town. While he spoke, he rested his gun in the fork of the tree. His grave is located in nearby Baggett Cemetery.