Fort Parker

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Henry Scoggin on February 28, 2011

Cynthia Ann Parker who was captured as a little girl was raised by the Indian's and latter married a member of the tribe. She had a son named Quanah Parker who had the chisseled features and dark skin of a Native American Indian, but had his mothers blue eyes. He was a very imposing figure and grew up to become "War Chief of the Comanche Nation! Decenden's of the Parker Family still reside in Elkhart Texas where I grew up. :-)

*Yvonne* on February 28, 2011

What a nice view and capture of this fort Henry and very nice to read the little story you add to it! LIKE

Greetings, Yvonne

btw, thank you for the birthday wishes;-))

Henry Scoggin on March 1, 2011

Thanks Yvonne, some of my friends I grew up with are decendants of the original Parker family setelers. The main street down the middle of our little town is named Parker St.

Closed on March 1, 2011

I adore the mood in this one!

Perfectly done Henry! L+YS

I remember reading a book about Cynthia Ann Parker.. I cannot remember the name. I'm thinking it was in first person though... written sort of like a diary. I can remember "her" saying that she would put bear grease on her hair to darken it and a number of other things she did as well to fit in with the tribe. It was fascinating.

Best wishes to you! Smiles, GG:)

Henry Scoggin on March 1, 2011

You are making my head swell with pride for my photos today GG. I hope it doesn't "PoP"! :-0 Thankyou for all of the wonderful comments, you have started my day out very nicely. Warm wishes, henry

joyfotos on March 14, 2011

Great treatment on this shot! Looks a bit as if in a dream. Thanks for the story to go with it! Like!

GasGasL€X on October 30, 2011

Great image here, a real pioneer feeling about it.. We should preserve these type of buildings..

Henry Scoggin on October 31, 2011

Thanks GG! This park is small and due to state budget cutbacks, it is getting by on a shoe string.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 28, 2011
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    by Henry Scoggin
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2011/02/26 12:02:18
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 8.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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