BEEF HOLLOW. Beef Hollow is a narrow canyon in east central Dickens County. The usually dry creekbed rises six miles east of Dickens (at 33°42' N, 100°42' W) and runs south for seven miles to its mouth on Little Croton Creek, seven miles east of Dickens (at 33°37' N, 100°43' W). It traverses an area of moderately steep slopes with locally high relief, surfaced by sand and silt loam that support mesquite and grasses. As a creekbed, the canyon is sometimes called Beef Hollow Creek. The hollow was probably named by cattle rustlers.
Fred Arrington, A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1971).
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