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LOST DRAW. Lost Draw, an intermittent watercourse, rises in northeastern Yoakum County (at 33°21' N, 102°47' W) and runs southeast thirty-seven miles, across central Terry County and northwestern Lynn County, to empty into a small lake in Dawson County (at 32°58' N, 102°06' W). The terrain varies from flat to gently sloping, to rolling with local escarpments. The soil alternates between fine sandy loam and loose sand. Vegetation along the creek's banks consists of scrub brush and grasses. Much evidence of former springs has been discovered around Lost Draw. The area was previously an Indian campsite; several Indian artifacts including the very old Clovis and Folsom points have been found there.


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


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"LOST DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed April 18, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.