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by Peter Browning


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.

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. A thorough collection of geographic names. Drawings and early photographs add to the enjoyment of the book. The account of the first tourist group to visit the valley, in 1855, is worth the price of the book alone. (The Sacramento Union.)

Yosemite Place Names: The History of Geographic Names in Yosemite National Park epub download

ISBN13: 978-0944220009

ISBN: 0944220002

Author: Peter Browning

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Great West Books (April 1988)

Pages: 256 pages

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Fearlessrunner
Book arrived in excellent condition. 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. The only reason I give only three stars is because it is missing a few names you might expect. This book is part of the John Muir Sierra Club resource center in Yosemite.
Fearlessrunner
Book arrived in excellent condition. 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. The only reason I give only three stars is because it is missing a few names you might expect. This book is part of the John Muir Sierra Club resource center in Yosemite.
Braswyn
One reviewer stated the names were Miwok, but they were actually Paiute. I can understand that people now believe that it was Miwok, but the truth is that the original ihabitants of Yosemite were Paiutes. Lafayette H. Bunnell was the man who tried to transcribe most of the early Native names of the Yosemite area, but they were to hard to translate from Paiute. Bunnell did write that Chief Tenaya's band were Paiutes. Not once did he write they were Miwoks. That was mistakenly written later by those who did not meet the original inhabitants of Yosemite, but met those who followed the soliders and miners, there guides, scouts and workers...the Miwoks. To see the original words try to buy Lafayette H. Bunnell's book the Discovery the Yosemites, 1851. It shows how Bunnell tried to get the original names from Chief Tenaya himself. Chief Tenaya was the founder of the Paiute Colony of Ahwahnee.
Braswyn
One reviewer stated the names were Miwok, but they were actually Paiute. I can understand that people now believe that it was Miwok, but the truth is that the original ihabitants of Yosemite were Paiutes. Lafayette H. Bunnell was the man who tried to transcribe most of the early Native names of the Yosemite area, but they were to hard to translate from Paiute. Bunnell did write that Chief Tenaya's band were Paiutes. Not once did he write they were Miwoks. That was mistakenly written later by those who did not meet the original inhabitants of Yosemite, but met those who followed the soliders and miners, there guides, scouts and workers...the Miwoks. To see the original words try to buy Lafayette H. Bunnell's book the Discovery the Yosemites, 1851. It shows how Bunnell tried to get the original names from Chief Tenaya himself. Chief Tenaya was the founder of the Paiute Colony of Ahwahnee.
Anicasalar
Ever wondered the origin of names such as Tuolumne? Wawona? Ahwahnee? Or even Yosemite? This is the book for you!
I find this stuff fascinating--this book is a throughly-researched reference on the various place names in Yosemite. Miwok (Indian) names and their origin are also given, along with accounts of the first visitors to Yosemite/
Anicasalar
Ever wondered the origin of names such as Tuolumne? Wawona? Ahwahnee? Or even Yosemite? This is the book for you!
I find this stuff fascinating--this book is a throughly-researched reference on the various place names in Yosemite. Miwok (Indian) names and their origin are also given, along with accounts of the first visitors to Yosemite/
Skiletus
i am a shuttle and tour bus driver for yosemite transportation and one of the long time tour drivers lent me this book when i was developing my tour. It is an EXCELLENT resource! I highly reccomend it for anyone studying the history of Yosemite.
Skiletus
i am a shuttle and tour bus driver for yosemite transportation and one of the long time tour drivers lent me this book when i was developing my tour. It is an EXCELLENT resource! I highly reccomend it for anyone studying the history of Yosemite.
Zeks Horde
Great book
Zeks Horde
Great book