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Photos of the Rolling Plains of Texas
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Photos of the Rolling Plains of Texas

John E. Stout, USDA-ARS, Lubbock, Texas

The Rolling Plains are located to the east of the high plains of the Llano Estacado of North America.  This sparsely populated region is home to numerous cattle ranches where tributaries of the Red, Brazos and Colorado rivers wind their way through the red clay of the region.

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/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_38_small.jpg Salt Fork Brazos River north of Aspermont, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_32_small.jpg Railroad crossing of the Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Justiceburg, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_00_small.jpg Storm above Ransom Canyon, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_23_small.jpg Double Mountain Fork Brazos River in Garza County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_37_small.jpg Soldier Mound near Spur, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_34_small.jpg Fire department in Rule, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_24_small.JPG Salt Fork Brazos at FM1835 crossing, Stonewall County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_13_small.jpg  Brazos near Brannon Bridge, an old steel truss bridge in North Central Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_25_small.jpg Collapsed truss bridge that once crossed the Salt Fork Brazos River
 /ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_01_small.jpg Upper Washita River in Hemphill County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_02_small.jpg Canadian Breaks, Potter County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_03_small.jpg Double Mountain Fork Brazos River at the FM 669 crossing, Garza County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_04_small.jpg Blanco Canyon in Crosby County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_31_small.JPG Double Mountain Fork Brazos River near Rule, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_05_small.jpg Mural on a tank in Truscott, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_11_small.jpg Double Mountain Fork near its headwaters on the Macy Ranch
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_06_small.jpg Abandoned school in the ghost town of Whiteflat, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_07_small.jpg Salt Fork Brazos River at US 380 crossing
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_08_small.jpg Sterling Grocery and Hardware in Ira, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_09_small.jpg Little Red River at Texas State Highway 70 crossing
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_10_small.jpg Quitaque Creek at Texas State Highway 70 in Motley County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_12_small.jpg Off the Caprock to the east of Crosbyton, Texas.
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_29_small.jpg View from the Caprock Escarpment above Cowhead Mesa
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_14_small.jpg Salt foam covering the shore at Truscott Brine Lake, Knox County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_28_small.JPG Mushaway Peak in Borden County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_26_small.JPG North Croton Creek, south of Guthrie, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_20_small.jpg North Pease River in Cottle County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_15_small.jpg Cemetery in Red Mud, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_16_small.jpg Rolling country north of Benjamin, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_17_small.jpg South Wichita River north of Benjamin, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_19_small.jpg Valley of Duck Creek, Kent County, Texas
 /ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_18_small.jpg Double Mountain Fork Brazos River on the U Lazy S Ranch
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_21_small.jpg Middle Pease River at FM 94 crossing, Motley County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_22_small.jpg Salt Fork Brazos River near Jayton, Texas
 /ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_27_small.jpg  Duffy's Peak, a small butte near the Salt Fork Brazos River in Garza County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_30_small.jpg Mount Blanco in Blanco Canyon, Crosby County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_33_small.jpg Truss bridge across Duck Creek west of Jayton, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_36_small.jpg South Wichita east of Guthrie, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_40_small.jpg Pony truss bridge at Canyon Valley, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_35_small.jpg Middle Pease River at US62/83 crossing, Cottle County, Texas
/ARSUserFiles/30960515/RP Pics/RP_56_small.jpg Double Mountains in Stonewall County, Texas

Photos are public domain images provided by an employee of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service. If you use any of these photos in a publication, on a web site, or as part of any other project, please credit the USDA-Agricultural Research Service.  These photos may not be used to infer or imply ARS endorsement of any product, company, or position.