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BULL CREEK (GARZA COUNTY)

BULL CREEK (Garza County). Bull Creek, or Aqua de Toro, rises in several small lakes along the southern edge of the Caprock in extreme southwestern Garza County (at 32°59' N, 101°33' W) and runs southeast for fifty miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, a mile south of Farm Road 2085 and two miles east of Lake J. B. Thomas in Scurry County (at 32°35' N, 101°06' W). It crosses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses. Buffalo hunter Charlie Hart is credited with naming the creek for the numerous buffalo bulls found there. An 1877 expedition of buffalo hunters in pursuit of Chief Black Horse camped on Bull Creek several miles northeast of Mushaway Peak in Borden County. The headquarters of the Beal family's Jumbo Ranch was located near the headwaters of the creek. The stream runs across several ranches, including the Dennis Ranch, the Flying D, and the 9R.

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Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.