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LONE WOLF MOUNTAIN. Lone Wolf Mountain is four miles north of Loraine in northeastern Mitchell County (at 32°28' N, 100°45' W). Its peak, at an elevation of 2,460 feet above sea level, is the highest elevation in the county and rises 110 feet above Farm Road 1982 to the immediate north. The mountain is named for Kiowa chief Lone Wolf. Local historians assert that it was the site where in the spring of 1874 Chief Lone Wolf buried the remains of his favorite son, Tau-ankia (Sitting-in-the-Saddle), and his nephew, Guitan (Heart-of-a-Young-Wolf). One Harvey Muns, during a dedication of a county historical marker at the site, told of the time in 1902 when he witnessed fires on top of the mountain. He said that two wagonloads of Oklahoma Indians encamped there, stayed about five days, and left a large hole in the mountain. Local legend claims that the Indians came in 1902 to recover the bones that had been buried there some twenty-eight years before.


Lore and Legend: A Compilation of Documents Depicting the History of Colorado City and Mitchell County (Colorado City Record, 1976).


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

"LONE WOLF MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.