Yosemite Place Names: The Historic Background of Geographic Names in Yosemite National Park By Peter Browning (Author) In this book are the stories of how the names of features in Yosemite National Park came to be. 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 who have preceded you. ISBN-10: 0944220193 ISBN-13: 978-0944220191