Thursday, December 21, 2006

Gas Creek

Top Photo: Gas Creek looking northwest of hwy. 285
Bottom Photo: Gas Creek looking east towards Arkansas River

Just after passing Brown’s Creek driving north on 285, the valley opens into vast meadows dotted with ranch houses, barns and corrals. This is prime farmland in the Upper Arkansas Valley. Gas Creek runs in rivulets from the west into the Arkansas on the east side of the highway. This is where Elijah Gibbs and George Harrington argued over water rights. And where George Harrington was murdered that started the Lake County War.

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