Mt. Julius Caesar

 photo by Leor Pantilat  (from the top of Julius Caesar)

photo by Leor Pantilat  (from the top of Julius Caesar)

How did this mountain, in California, get the name Julius Caesar?
Who gets to name things?

In this episode, we explore the process of naming places, and look at two mountains named after the Confederate President that might be changing names soon.

 Jefferson Davis Peak (Left) and Wheeler Peak (Right) in Great Basin National Park

Jefferson Davis Peak (Left) and Wheeler Peak (Right) in Great Basin National Park

 

For a full list of NV's naming rules and application, visit: NEVADA STATE BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES

 Alpine, CA

Alpine, CA

“Once, from eastern ocean to western ocean, the land stretched away without names. Nameless headlands split the surf; nameless lakes reflected nameless mountains; and nameless rivers flowed through nameless valleys into nameless bays. Men came at last, tribe following tribe, speaking different languages and thinking different thoughts. According to their ways of speech and thought they gave names, and in their generations laid their bones by the streams and hills they had named. But even when tribes and languages had vanished, some of those old names, reshaped, still lived in the speech of those who followed." Names on the Land by George R. Stewart
 The author @ unnamed lake. Granite Park, CA.

The author @ unnamed lake. Granite Park, CA.