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Friday, December 2, 2016

We're Still Stuck With Yosemite Name Changes

Above, the former Ahwahnee Hotel. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

2016 is a month away from being over, yet there still has been no resolution over the trademarks of several of Yosemite National Park's attractions.

The lawsuit between the National Park Service (i.e., the federal government and the taxpayers) and former concessionaire Delaware North shows no signs of being resolved.

So, the Los Angeles Times posted an article in their Travel tips column reviewing the name changes forced by the lawsuit.

They begin with:
So, apparently we really will have to remember those annoying Yosemite name changes. 
At first, when the National Park Service and former concessionaire Delaware North started skirmishing over this at the beginning of 2016, it seemed the two might patch things up so that the beloved old names, like Ahwahnee, might return quickly. 
But many months have passed  and management at Yosemite has been worrying about a few other things.
Above, a modified sign for the former Curry Village. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The Times then reviews the name changes. Thank goodness that Delaware North didn't trademark Half Dome itself, otherwise it might have been renamed "Slice-Off Mountain" or something.

To read more, go here.

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