Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Story of Half Dome
There are more granite domes here than in any other place in the world. Massive granite domes form when large curved layers of rock "exfoliate" or slab off.
An Anwahneechee Tale of Half Dome
Long ago, two travelers, Tissiak and her husband, Tokoyee, fought with each other. He became so angry that he began to beat her; enraged, she hurled her basket of acorns at him. As they stood facing each other, they were turned to stone for their wickedness. The acorn basket (Basket Dome) lies upturned beside Tokoyee (North Dome) and the rock face of Tissiak (Half Dome) is stained with her tears.
Erected by Yosemite Fund.
Location. 37° 44.604′ N, 119° 35.376′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on Sentinel Drive 0 miles north of Southside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Reawakening the Meadow (a few steps from this marker); The Old Yosemite Village (within shouting distance of this marker); James Hutchings (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Tourism (approx. ¼ mile away); A Home for Rangers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yosemite Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ahwahneechee (approx. half a mile away); John Muir... The Woodcutter (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
Categories. • Environment • Native Americans •
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