Mount Diablo retains name
Posted Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 8:31 pm
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.