LAS ANCHAS CREEK. Las Anchas Creek (Las Arches) rises north of Adrian in south central Oldham County (at 35°30' N, 102°40' W) and flows northwest fifteen miles into the Canadian River (at 35°30' N, 102°45' W). The name is derived from an adjective meaning "broad" in Spanish. The stream crosses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments. The soils are mostly deep, fine, sandy loams, and the vegetation is principally brush and grasses. The stream is in the heart of a vast ranching area once part of the LE, LS, XIT, and Matador ranches.qqv
Oldham County Historical Commission, Oldham County (Dallas: Taylor, 1981).
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