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CHIQUITA CREEK

CHIQUITA CREEK. Chiquita Creek rises in northwestern Ochiltree County (at 36°24' N, 100°59' W) and runs north for seven miles into Texas County, Oklahoma, to its mouth on Huckleberry Creek (at 36°38' N, 101°00' W), a short distance above the point where their waters drain into the North Canadian River. It rises in a barren area with shallow depressions surfaced by variable soils that support grasses and runs into flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments surfaced by deep, fine, sandy loam that supports brush, grasses, and limited hardwood forest. A trail, thought to be part of the Tascosa-Dodge or a cutoff in flood periods to the Jones and Plummer Trail, ran along the eastern edge of the creek and on northeastward.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Wheatheart of the Plains: An Early History of Ochiltree County (Perryton, Texas: Ochiltree County Historical Survey Committee, 1969).

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"CHIQUITA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbcdt), accessed July 10, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.