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Re: Variant Names For Half Dome

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avatar Variant Names For Half Dome
September 17, 2012 12:52PM
From GNIS:

Frances Peak
North Dome
Rock of Ages
South Dome
Tesaiyak
The Sentinel
Tisayac
Tissaack
To-co-yah
To-ko-ye
avatar Re: Variant Names For Half Dome
September 17, 2012 01:06PM
Who was Frances?
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September 17, 2012 01:09PM
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Dave
Who was Frances?

The only cite given at GNIS: Browning, Peter. Yosemite Place Names. Lafayette, California: Great West Books, 1988. p179
avatar Re: Variant Names For Half Dome
September 17, 2012 01:20PM
Probably was his wife that was mad at him for spending so much time away from home.
avatar Re: Variant Names For Half Dome
September 17, 2012 02:28PM
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Dave

Who was Frances?

Frances is the English equivalent name for the Indian name, Tesaiyak. wink



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2012 04:28PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Variant Names For Half Dome
September 17, 2012 04:22PM
Pretty sure it also was known as Mt. Obelisk



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Variant Names For Half Dome
September 17, 2012 04:25PM
It looks nothing like a obelisk.
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September 17, 2012 04:33PM
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September 17, 2012 04:37PM
I just did.
avatar Re: Variant Names For Half Dome
September 27, 2012 01:10AM
How could BOTH North and South be on that list?

It's south of North dome so "South Dome" makes some sense, but what is it north of? Mt Starr King? So is Mt Starr King also known as South Dome?
( crazy names! sad smiley )
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