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SHORES CREEK. Shores Creek rises four miles northeast of Tell in southwestern Childress County (at 34°24' N, 100°22' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles before entering the North Pease River six miles northeast of the intersection of U.S. Highway 62/80 and Farm Road 1440 (at 34°17' N, 100°13' W). Several springs along the creek, the sites of Indian campsites in earlier times, flowed freely year-round until the 1920s. Vegetation in the rangeland along the creek is sparse due to the area's moderate to steep slopes and shallow, silty soil.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).


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

"SHORES CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.