DOUBLE LAKES. The Double Lakes, two medium-sized natural lakes seven miles northwest of Tahoka in western Lynn County (at 33°13' N, 101°55' W), stand at approximately 3,100 feet above sea level. The sandy clay loam along the lakeshores supports a variety of tall grasses. Either Double Lakes or Twin Lakes, located five miles to the south in Lynn County, was the site of several skirmishes between Indians and Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie's troops in the early 1870s. One of these two lake groupings was also the site where Capt. Nicholas Nolan and the Nolan Expedition camped in 1877 after traveling eighty-six hours without water.
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