White River (Texas)

A spring-fed White River flowing across Silver Falls in 1891<ref>Dumble, E.T. (ed). 1892. Third Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Texas, 1891. Austin: Henry Hutchings State Printer, 410 pp.</ref>
Due to agricultural pumping and resulting depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer, the White River no longer maintains a spring-fed base flow, and today, Silver Falls is often dry and overgrown by vegetation.

Intermittent stream in the South Plains of Texas and a tributary of the Brazos River of the United States.

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U.S. Route 82

East–west United States highway in the Southern United States.

US Highway 82 crossing the high plains of the Llano Estacado of West Texas
The Greenville Bridge over the Mississippi River between Arkansas and Mississippi
McFarland Boulevard (US 82 West) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2018
US 82 at the intersection with US 27 Bus. at Main Square in Cuthbert
US 82B running as Main Street through the Magnolia Commercial Historic District in Magnolia, Arkansas

US 82 continues eastward across the level plains of the Llano Estacado to Crosbyton and then dips downward as it crosses the White River of Blanco Canyon, where the Texas Department of Transportation maintains the Silver Falls Rest Area with facilities and hiking trails.

Floydada, Texas

City in and the county seat of Floyd County, Texas, United States.

Postcard of City Hotel in Floydada, unknown date
Abandoned grain elevator in Floydada

Blanco Canyon, a scenic canyon carved by the White River, is 6 mi to the south.

Blanco Canyon

Canyon located in the U.S. state of Texas.

Texas Historical Marker on Highway 82, for Texas Ranger Camp Roberts

Eroded by the White River into the Caprock Escarpment on the east side of the Llano Estacado, the canyon runs for 34 mi in a southeasterly direction, gradually widening from its beginning in southwestern Floyd County to 10 mi across at its mouth in southeastern Crosby County.

Crosby County, Texas

County located in the U.S. state of Texas.

Mount Blanco
Blanco Canyon
Caprock Escarpment south of Ralls

White River, Silver Falls

Battle of Blanco Canyon

The decisive battle of Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie's initial campaign against the Comanche in West Texas, and marked the first time the Comanches had been attacked in the heart of their homeland.

Blanco Canyon, seen from the west rim, on Highway 82

In the afternoon of October 9, 1871, the cavalry force reached the White River and Blanco Canyon, the first non-Comanche military force to enter Blanco Canyon since the rise of the Comanche as a power on the plains.

U.S. Route 82 in Texas

U.S. Highway that begins on the New Mexico border and heads east through West Texas and Lubbock to the Arkansas border at Texarkana.

US 82 Outside of Henrietta, TX
The Marsha Sharp Freeway on U.S. Highway 82 in Lubbock
Heading west on US-82 out of Sherman, TX

US 82 continues eastward across the level plains of the Llano Estacado to Crosbyton and then dips downward as it crosses the White River of Blanco Canyon, where the Texas Department of Transportation maintains the Silver Falls Rest Area with facilities and hiking trails.

Seth Ledyard Phelps

American naval officer, and in later life, a politician and diplomat.

Seth L. Phelps
Phelps in midshipman's uniform
Admiral John Rodgers
Andrew H. Foote
Rear admiral
USS Conestoga, commanded by Phelps while conducting reconnaissance on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers
Battle map of Fort Henry
Battle map of Island No.10 Map depicts rebel fortifications on the island in Mississippi River; New Madrid; Operations of U.S. forces under General Pope against Confederate positions
Charles H. Davis replaced Admiral Foote in May, 1862
Naval battle at Memphis, resulting in the total elimination of the Confederate River Defense Fleet under James Montgomery, by Federal Fleet under Commodore Davis. CSS General Beauregard (center foreground) is being rammed by the federal ram Monarch. At left are the disabled federal ram Queen of the West and the Confederate ships General Sterling Price and Little Rebel.
David Glasgow Farragut
Flag Officer
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Phelps' former house on Logan Circle, Washington, D.C.

In late February he boarded the Silver Cloud assisting General Frederick Steele who requested his help on the White River buildup for the Red River Campaign.

Running Water Draw

Running Water Draw is an ephemeral watercourse about 150 mi long, heading about 24 mi west-northwest of Clovis, New Mexico, and trending generally east-southeast, into Texas, to join Callahan Draw at the head of the White River about 9 mi west of Floydada and 34 mi northeast of Lubbock.

Kalgary, Texas

Unincorporated community in Crosby County, Texas, United States.

It is located within the rolling plains along a drainage divide that separates the White River and the Salt Fork Brazos River, both tributaries of the Brazos River.

List of rivers of Texas

List of all named waterways, including rivers and streams that partially pass through or are entirely located within the U.S. state of Texas.

Red River Drainage Basin
The Sabine and Neches rivers
Neches Drainage Basin
Trinity Drainage Basin
San Jacinto Drainage Basin
Brazos Drainage Basin
Colorado River Drainage Basin
Guadalupe Drainage Basin
San Antonio Drainage Basin
Nueces Drainage Basin
Rio Grande Drainage Basin

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