STEAL EASY MOUNTAIN
STEAL EASY MOUNTAIN. Steal Easy Mountain is ten miles southeast of Breckenridge in south central Stephens County (at 32°37' N, 98°46' W). The summit, which rises to a height of 1,580 feet above sea level, stands 109 feet above nearby Farm Road 207. According to sources, the mountain's name reflects the practice of Indians who found it easy to come down over the mountain and steal horses from early settlers. The local terrain comprises rugged hills and scarps where post oak and chaparral grow in shallow, stony, sandy loams.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."STEAL EASY MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjs60), accessed July 31, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.