Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Visitors at Mirror Lake
Naming the Land From the earliest days here, Euro-Americans began to leave their mark on Yosemite. The kept a few of the Ahwahneechee place names but added new ones for many of the magnificent landscape features. Fanciful notions gave us place names such as Cloud's Rest, Royal Arches, Cathedral Peak, Happy Isles, and Bridalveil Fall.
Tisseyak (woman turn to stone) became Half Dome, Ahwiyah (quiet water) became Mirror Lake, Cholok (the fall) became Yosemite Falls, and Weiyow (juniper mountain) became Mt. Watkins.
Erected by Yosemite Fund.
Location. 37° 44.912′ N, 119° 33.033′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Click for map. The marker is located on the Mirror Lake trail. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bracken Fern and Baskets (within shouting distance of this marker); Selling the Sublime (within shouting distance of this marker); A Seasonal Lake (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mirror Lake Resources (about 500 feet away); Natural Dam (about 600 feet away); The Ahwahnee Porte Cochere (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Grand Lodge (approx. 1.3 miles away); LeConte Memorial Lodge (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Eric Polk of Lakewood, California. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on , by Eric Polk of Lakewood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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