12 outubro 2008

Turismo Virtual #15: Gloss/Glass Mountains

The Glass Mountains or Gloss Mountains are a series of mesas in Major County, Oklahoma, stretching west along US Highway 412 from Orienta south of the Cimarron River. The name comes from the sparkling selenite crystals on the slopes and tops of the mesas.

In 1875, a transcription error by a mapmaker resulted in the name Gloss Mountains which is still a somewhat common name for the mountains.

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