Birds at Glass Mountain
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enlarge |Artist: Harold
Sponsor: Patty and Joe Cappy
Size: 5' x 8'
Type: Oil on Canvas
Location: North staircase,
5th floor, House wing
The Glass Mountains (sometimes
called Gloss Mountains) are located 6 miles west of Orienta,
Oklahoma. The mountains have a high selenite content, making
them appear as if they were covered with pieces of glass.
This beautiful scenic area, currently defined as a conservation
area, boasts rugged high-topped mesas springing up from
a relatively flat land area.
Game birds indigenous to northwest
Oklahoma, such as wild turkeys, quail and pheasant abound
in the area. The land run of 1889 brought increasing levels
of subsistence hunting and land use changes that made the
wild turkey so rare that by 1925, most people thought they
were extinct. In the late 1940's, the Oklahoma Department
of Wildlife Conservation embarked on a stocking program
to reestablish the wild turkey to its former range. This
program was so successful that today we have huntable populations
in every county.
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