Publisher: Wilderness Press; 2 edition (July 19, 1991)
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through the years, the excessive Sierra has attracted a various workforce of tourists and citizens who've explored its rivers, valleys, mountain peaks, lakes and passes. those names are clues to the colourful and weird points of the area's earlier, and the folk and occasions that formed it.In 1926, the Sierra historian Francis Farquhar wrote position Names of the excessive Sierra. released via the Sierra membership, it quick grew to become a customary reference e-book. considering then, greater than part the names at the current topographic maps of the Sierra were created, yet Farquhar died sooner than he used to be in a position to entire his deliberate revision.Peter Browning, who used to be given entry to Farquhar's broad revision notes, has written a wholly new ebook at the position names of the Sierra Nevada. He has perused many unique resources, together with the place-names records of nationwide parks and forests, the choice lists of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and box notes of the U.S. Geological Survey topographers liable for naming a few of the features.This new publication supplies the derivation and lore linked to every one identify in addition to charges from the various explorers and tourists of the Sierra Nevada.This booklet additionally has a truly useful worth. It offers the topographic map on which to discover all of the nearly 3000 position names. Altitudes of peaks, passes and lakes are given and every position is found by way of nationwide park nationwide woodland, and so forth.