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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Aperture f/14 Color Space Uncalibrated
Exposure Value 0 EV Exposure Program Program
Exposure Time 1/800 sec Flash No Flash
Focal Length 28 mm ISO 800
Metering Mode Pattern Date/Time 2007:03:09 09:35:25
Copyright © 2007 Jason O. Watson. All rights reserved. Orientation 1: Normal (0 deg)
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Exposure Mode 0 Keywords travel United States of America United States America USA US Florida FL history historical historic historical marker famous landmark road side highway popular Place of Interest Places of Interest Tourist Attraction Tourist Attractions Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations Travel Destination Travel Destinations tour tourism tourist attraction destination Sign Signs American Day Daytime Historical Sites Vertical Education Historical Site Marker Markers Outdoor Outdoors Outside Road Road Signs Roadside Roadsign information display Marion County discovery phosphate Albertus Vogt boom town Dunnellon Tiger Rag Early Bird Eagle mines mine mining Marion County Phosphate Co.
Caption SITE OF THE DISCOVERY OF PHOSPHATE IN FLORIDA One block to the south is the site of the discovery of hard rock phosphate in Florida by Albertus Vogt in 1889. It made Dunnellon a boom town and first center of the industry. The Tiger Rag, Early Bird and Eagle mines were among the most valuable. The Marion County Phosphate Co. was the first to operate extensively. Phosphates are still mined in the area, but since 1900 the center of production has shifted elsewhere. Florida Board of Historic of Parks and Historic Memorials in cooperation with Dunnellon Garden Club, 1961