Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
May 27, 1851 – The Mariposa Battalion enters the valley, becomes the first whites to see it and document it.
DISCOVERY OF THE YOSEMITE
THE INDIAN WAR OF 1851,
WHICH LED TO THAT EVENT.
LAFAYETTE HOUGHTON BUNNELL, M.D.,
OF THE MARIPOSA BATTALION, ONE OF THE DISCOVERERS,
LATE SURGEON THIRTY-SIXTH REGIMENT
Related thought worth quoting: “The question of giving it the name of Yo-sem-i-ty was then explained; and upon a viva voce vote being taken, it was almost unanimously adopted. The name that was there and thus adopted by us, while seated around our camp fires, on the first visit of a white man to this remarkable locality, is the name by which it is now known to the world.” – Lafayette Bunnell
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com