Near Fairview in Major County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Glass Mountains or Gloss Mountains
The 1875 map resulted from a survey led by an engineer named T.H. Barrett. Historiographer James Cloud is of the opinion that a draftsman copied this map and misread the “A” for an “O”. A persistent legend exists that a member of that first exploring party was British or Bostonian.
This member awakened early one morning in the survey camp on the knoll located east of this point and saw the sun on the glistening clear crystals of selenite. In his long Eastern dialect he exclaimed. "Why, they look just like glaws."
The party's cartographer simply recorded what he thought he had heard, indeed a passing error.
Erected by Gloss Mountain Conservancy, Inc.
Location. 36° 21.783′ N, 98° 34.743′ W. Marker is near Fairview, Oklahoma, in Major County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 412 5.8 miles west of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Gloss Mountains State Park, a short walk down
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Glass Mountains. (Submitted on November 4, 2016, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma.)
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