Taken 31-Oct-11
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Keywords:National Wildlife Refuge, White River
Photo Info

Dimensions4672 x 3104
Original file size16.7 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spacesRGB
Date taken31-Oct-11 19:41
Date modified9-Dec-11 21:50
Shooting Conditions

Camera makePENTAX
Camera modelPENTAX K-7
Focal length125 mm
Focal length (35mm)187 mm
Exposure1/13 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
AR-39 Fall at White River National Wildlife Refuge

AR-39 Fall at White River National Wildlife Refuge

The area which is now White River National Wildlife Refuge has a long and colorful history. Hernando DeSoto landed near what is today St. Charles. At that time it was an Indian village and later became a trading post as goods moved up and down the White River to the Mississippi River. Not until the late 1800s and early 1900s did the population grow and settlers began to live along and on the river. Timber harvest, commercial hunting, fishing, trapping, and digging freshwater mussels for their shells were the primary means to make a living, resulting in significant reductions in native wildlife and their habitats. People working and living along this portion of the White River continued in this manner until the refuge was established.