WEST AMARILLO CREEK
WEST AMARILLO CREEK. West Amarillo Creek rises west of Amarillo just north of the Potter-Randall county line (at 35°11' N, 101°58' W) and flows eighteen miles northeast to its mouth on the Canadian River, a half mile from East Amarillo Creek, almost directly north of Amarillo and west of U.S. Highway 87 (at 35°27' N, 101°54' W). The surrounding flat terrain and rolling and steep slopes are surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support cacti, brush, and grasses. The stream was once a favorite haunt of Indians and white hide hunters and later part of the LX Ranch. The creek and the town were named for the color of the soil after the Spanish word meaning "yellow."
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