|Above, the sign renaming Curry Village as "Half Dome Village" in 2016. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
During my trek to Chicago for G-FEST XXVI, I caught the news report that a settlement had been reached between the federal government and Delaware North over the trademark issues on Yosemite National Park.
This is excellent news!
According to the Fresno Bee:
Yosemite National Park will get the historic names of its properties back in a civil lawsuit settlement reached between the National Park Service and Yosemite’s former concessionaire, DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite.
Place names to be restored include the Ahwahnee Hotel, Curry Village, the Wawona Hotel, and Badger Pass Ski Area, Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said.
Some place name signs in Yosemite Valley were returned within hours of the settlement being signed Monday morning, including the Curry Village sign, which was hidden by a covering that said Half Dome Village.
This lawsuit should never have happened. I, for one, am glad that it is finally over.
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