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COLDWATER CREEK (Dallam County). Coldwater Creek rises in Cimarron County, Oklahoma (at 36°30' N, 102°52' W), and runs through northwest Dallam County, Texas, east across central Sherman County, and northeast across northwestern Hansford County, into Texas County, Oklahoma, where it proceeds northwest to its mouth on the North Canadian River (at 36°40' N, 101°07' W). It crosses flat to rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports hardwoods, brush, and grasses. The stream is sometimes known as Rabbit Ears Creek, after the two peaks called the Rabbit Ears near Clayton, New Mexico. These peaks were an important landmark and campsite on the Cimarron Cutoff section of the Santa Fe Trail.


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

"COLDWATER CREEK (DALLAM COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.