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RUSTLER CREEK. Rustler Creek rises in several small branches along the eastern edge of the Caprock in northeastern Dickens County (at 33°48' N, 101°02' W) and runs northeast for five miles to its mouth (at 33°51' N, 100°57' W) on the South Pease (or Tongue) River in southwestern Motley County. It traverses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments. The fine, deep, sandy loams along the creek support some hardwoods, but primarily brush and grasses. The creek is on the old Matador Ranch and was named for the presence of cattle thieves in the area.
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