Located in northwestern Oklahoma, Gloss Mountain State Park is a hidden gem in the plains. The park was named after the shimmery quality of the selenite found in the rock. The park is day use only but is a wonderful place for a hike and a picnic.
Joseph Scherschel—Time Life Pictures/Getty ImagesAftermath of the deadly F5 Blackwell Tornado, Oklahoma, May 1955. The tornado that directly hit mom's home was so big that after it hit, one of the neighbors sheltering there said, "Get down, it isn't done yet," and the other side hit. That tornado had an eye that big.