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MIDDLE PEASE RIVER

MIDDLE PEASE RIVER. The Middle Pease River rises at the confluence of Mott and Boggy creeks, eight miles northwest of Matador in west central Motley County (at 34°04' N, 100°57' W). Beginning at an elevation of 2,520 feet, the river flows eastward across central Motley and Cottle counties to join the North Pease River where the streams form the Pease River in northeastern Cottle County (at 34°14' N, 100°07' W). The Middle Pease River descends about 1,000 feet during its sixty-five miles through flat terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports various grasses. The area is isolated ranchland; only the nineteenth-century trading village of Tee Pee City was established near its banks. The upper river was a prominent landmark of the Matador Land and Cattle Company holdings in Motley County. The Matador Wildlife Management Area, a 28,000-acre state-controlled region, has been established along the river's course in northwest Cottle County.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981). W. M. Pearce, The Matador Land and Cattle Company (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964).

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Middle Pease River," accessed December 09, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rnm07.

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