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SLOAN SPRINGS CANYON CREEK

SLOAN SPRINGS CANYON CREEK. Sloan Springs Canyon Creek rises near U.S. Highway 70 eight miles west of Crowell in northern Foard County (at 34°00' N, 99°50' W) and runs north, through remote oil and range lands, for ten miles to its mouth on the Pease River, a mile south of the Hardeman county line (at 34°04' N, 99°49' W). Sloan Springs is located on the creek six miles northwest of Crowell. The spring, still slightly active in the late 1970s, was a popular camping spot for early travelers and was the site of a skirmish between Indians and buffalo hunters in 1877. The canyon runs between two county landmarks-Sugarloaf Mountain two miles east, and Teacup Mountain two miles west. The creek flows through terrain with steeply to moderately sloping hills and shallow, stony clay and sandy loams. Vegetation consists primarily of oak, mesquite, and grasses.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

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

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Sloan Springs Canyon Creek," accessed February 13, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbsmq.

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