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Wawona Alleged to be "A Good Place to Stop",

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avatar Wawona Alleged to be "A Good Place to Stop",
August 20, 2009 11:51AM
Wawona Alleged to be "A Good Place to Stop", (or Who put the whoa in Wawona?)


Legend has it that in the 1920s, a small plane crashed outside the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Taken to Moore Cottage, on the slope behind the main hotel building, the injured pilot is said to have expired before the doctor’s arrival. Hotel employees and guests have reported seeing a ghost descending the stairs in Moore Cottage, dressed in a leather jacket, pilot’s cap, goggles, and a white silk scarf.

On a recent visit to Wawona, we stayed at Moore Cottage, a gingerbread charmer built in 1894 and originally called “Little Brown.” No ghost livened up our stay, but we found it a good place to stop nonetheless. We weren’t the first to find it so. Native Americans who camped at the Wawona meadows on their peregrinations between the Sierra foothills and Yosemite Valley called the area Pallachun, or “a good place to stop.” ....

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