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The Atlantic to the Pacific: What to See and How to See it (1873), by John Erastus Lester


MOUNTAINS AROUND THE YO-SEMITE.

Popular NameIndian NameSignificationHeight,
feet
El CapitanTu-tock-a-mu-la,The Cry of the Crane3,300
Cathedral RocksPoo-see-nah
Chuck-ka
A large Acorn Cache2,660
Three BrothersPom-pom-pa-sus,  Mountains playing Leap-Frog  3,830
Sentinel RockLo-yaA Signal Station3,043
Royal ArchesTo-coy-aeAn Indian Baby-Basket1,800
Washington ColumnHuntoThe Watching Eye1,875
South DomeTe-sai-yakThe Goddess of the Valley4,737
Rocks near Yo-Semite Fall  Um-moThe Lost Arrow3,000
Glacier Point,Pa-til-li-ma3,200
Mount Watkins3,900
Cloud’s Rest6,034
Cap of Liberty,4,000
Mount Starr King5,600

Note.—The Valley level is 4,000 feet above the ocean, which add to elevations given of the mountains to find their altitude.


THE WATERFALLS.

The Bridal Veil   Po-ho-noSpirit of Night-Wind   630
Yo-SemiteYo-ham-e-ta   Great Grizzly Bear   2,634
VernalPi-wy-ackSparkling Water350
NevadaYo-wy-yeTwisting Water700
South Fork FallIl-lil-ou-etteThe Beautiful600

Note.—For comparison—Niagara Falls are 164 feet on the American side and 150 on the Canadian side. Mount Washington, 6,224 feet. A mile, 5,280 feet.



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