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Arroyo Palo Alto

General Entry

Arroyo Palo Alto rises a mile southeast of Victoria in central Victoria County (at 28°47' N, 96°55' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Placedo Creek (at 28°44' N, 96°46' W). The flat to rolling prairie of the area is surfaced by clay loam that supports mesquite and various grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Arroyo Palo Alto,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 22, 2021,

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