Some names are not included in this book, but, overall a very comprehensive list of place names with a short history of the location. If you are a Yosemite enthusiast this is a worthwhile resource.
Some names are not included in this book, but, overall a very comprehensive list of place names with a short history of the location. This book is part of the John Muir Sierra Club resource center in Yosemite. One person found this helpful.
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Yosemite Place Names book. Includes old names, Indian names, fanciful names, and names that won't be missed. The record of who named what and when; quotations from explorers, soldiers, tourists, and rangers; and the peculiar, humorous, or moving events that gave rise to the names on the maps today.
The history of Yosemite is told by these names; the permanent record left by those. Thousands visit California's Yosemite National Park yearly; most don't realize the origins and history behind the many interesting names in this landmark park. History buffs both local and afar will therefore find much to attract and educate in Yosemite Place Names; The Historic Background Of Geographic Names In Yosemite National Park. Arranged alphabetically by place name, it's easy to look up histories which range from names of lakes, gulches and towns to notable explorers and people who left lasting impressions on the park. An excellent reference.
Browning, Peter (2005). Yosemite Place Names: The Historic Background of Geographic Names in Yosemite National Park. Schaffer, Jeffery P. (2006). Yosemite National Park: A Complete Hikers Guide. p. 186. ISBN 0-89997-383-3.
Read "Yosemite Place Names The historic background of geographic names in Yosemite National Park" . A thorough collection of geographic names.
The historic background of geographic names in Yosemite National Park. (The Sacramento Union.
Foerster Peak is a mountain, broadly east of the Half Dome area of Yosemite National Park. Foerster Peak is far, from any road, by over 10 miles (16 km). Foerster Peak was named for Lewis Foerster, US military who was on duty in Yosemite in 1895.
On October 1, 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless Don’t Feed the Bears signs.
At first glance, Yosemite’s natural wonders are easy to observe. Sights around the park are iconic in the human experience of national parks. Beyond the rocks, plants, and animals, is a story about people in Yosemite written on that very same landscape. It tells a story of different cultures (sometimes working together, sometimes in violent clashes) creating the place we call Yosemite National Park and defining how we experience it. Yosemite’s rich human history tells a story of conflict, dreams, diversity, hardships, adventures, and preservation of one of the first national parks.
Sources: World of Waterfalls, Adventure Sports Journal, Yosemite Place Names: The Historic Background of Geographic Names in Yosemite National Park by Peter Browning.
Author: Peter Browning
Publisher: Great West Books (April 1988)
Pages: 256 pages
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