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ROCKING CHAIR MOUNTAINS. The Rocking Chair Mountains are a low range of mesas between Long Dry and Hackberry creeks in northern Collingsworth County near the Wheeler county line. In 1880 the brothers John and Wiley Dickerson established the first headquarters of the Rocking Chair Ranch in a thicket of dogwoods, called Dogwood Springs, just south of the hills. The mesas became known as the Rocking Chair Mountains and were a prominent landmark on that ranch's properties. Oil discoveries in more recent years have made them a part of the vast Panhandle oilfield.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"ROCKING CHAIR MOUNTAINS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.