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SIXSHOOTER DRAW. Sixshooter Draw rises west of U.S. Highway 385 in southern Pecos County (at 30°27' N, 102°58' W) and runs northeast for forty-nine miles to its mouth on Monument Draw near the intersection of Interstate Highway 10 and Farm Road 2023 (at 30°51' N, 102°34' W). Although the topography of the area varies from rolling terrain to steep slopes, the landscape around the draw is flat terrain with local shallow depressions. Vegetation generally consists of hardwoods and grasses growing in clay and sandy loam soils on the stream's banks and scrub brush, sparse grasses, creosote bush, and cacti in the shallow to deep stony soils of the surrounding countryside. U.S. highways 385 and 285 cross Sixshooter Draw south of Fort Stockton, and Farm Road 2023 crosses it near I-10. The draw was probably named for a sixshooter-shaped cattle brand, registered in 1889, that was used in the area.
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