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SHINNERY DRAW (Motley County). Shinnery (or Schinnery) Draw rises near U.S. Highway 62/70 in west central Motley County (at 33°59' N, 100°54' W) and flows north for four miles to its mouth on Salt Creek, four miles west of Matador (at 34°01' N, 100°54' W). The stream crosses flat to rolling terrain, where sandy loams support brush and grasses. The draw area contained some of the best grazing lands found on the Matador Land and Cattle Company ranch.


W. M. Pearce, The Matador Land and Cattle Company (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964).


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

"SHINNERY DRAW (MOTLEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 08, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.