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BAYS AND STREAMS.
west; Nolan's River and the Red Fork (tlie latter
imparts its ruddy tinge to tlle Brazos) from the
east; Palo Pinto and Tahcajuncua from the west.
The Incoque, an important branch of the Brazos,
rising in the Guadalupe mountains, flows eastward,
until it adds its contribution to the main stream.
Above its falls the Brazos is a smooth and placid
body of water, and1 for many miles towards the
source its apparent magnitude is as great as it is
below the falls. Seven miles below Brazoria, and
east of the Brazos, is a lake four or five miles long,
and only 200 or 300 yards wide, so closely resembling
a portion of the Brazos in appearance
that there can hardly exist a doubt that it once
formed the bed of the stream, which possibly, at
some former day, poured its waters into the west
bay of Galveston.
SAN BERNARD AND OLD CANEY.
The San Bernard, a river 135 miles in length,
enters the Gulf of Mexico about fourteen miles
south-west of the mouth of the Brazos. It has two
tributaries from the west, tlhe West Branch and
About eighteen miles from the embouchure of the
San Bernard, Old Caney Creek, a stream forty-five
miles in length, having its source witliin a short
distance of the Colorado River, enters the gulf. It
is conjectured that it has at some period formed the
bed of the Colorado; at all events, they could now
be easily united.
A succession of small lakes, under the name of
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Kennedy, William. Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1, book, January 1, 1841; London. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2389/m1/89/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .