ALAMOSA CREEK (OLDHAM COUNTY)
ALAMOSA CREEK (Oldham County). Alamosa Creek is made up of three intermittent branches that all rise in east central Oldham County north and east of Vega. West Alamosa Creek flows from its source fifteen miles northeast of Vega (at 35°25' N, 102°30' W) to its junction with Middle Alamosa Creek (at 35°29' N, 102°25' W). Middle Alamosa Creek rises four miles south of the head of West Alamosa Creek (at 35°15' N, 102°30' W) and flows twenty miles northeast to the point where the two streams join, four miles south of the Canadian River. East Alamosa Creek, the shortest of the streams, rises near Middle Alamosa Creek (at 30°24' N, 102°23' W) and parallels the latter for its last six or seven miles, then joins the main stream (at 35°30' N, 102°21' W) halfway between the junction of West and Middle Alamosa creeks and the mouth (at 35°31' N, 102°21' W) of the main creek on the Canadian River. The streams traverse an area of low hills and moderately steep slopes with densely dissected gullies. The soils are chiefly mud and sand that support mesquite, grasses, and some oaks. The third headquarters of the LS Ranch was located on the Alamosa in 1886; in 1905 this property was purchased and operated by the Landergin brothers. It later became the nucleus of the Mansfield Cattle Company.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "ALAMOSA CREEK (OLDHAM COUNTY)," accessed August 12, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rba20.
Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.