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Mount Diablo retains name

The attempt to change the name of Mount Diablo has failed. A majestic 3849' peak by any other name would be as crowded with tourons.
[Art Mijares of Oakley] withdrew his first suggestion, Mount Kawukum, after learning the moniker was a gimmick promoted by an early 20th century real estate developer.

He then suggested Mount Yahweh, claiming the word meant not only "God" in Hebrew but also "The Creator" in the tribal language of the Miwok tribe. But a tribe spokeswoman said the word is not listed in the Miwok dictionary.

California · Fri, 10/14/2005 - 20:31 · Importance: 1

Sat, 10/15/2005 - 01:29
Conor Friedersdorf
www.beyondbordersblog.com

Sorry to leave an off topic comment, but I couldn't locate an email address on your site to notify you about breaking news that I think will interest you at Beyond Borders Blog: http://langamp.com/borderblog/?p=712

Please feel free to erase this comment since it is off topic.

Fri, 10/14/2005 - 21:12
Debbie

What a knuckle-headed idea to begin with. Thank goodness sanity won out.