Google is celebrating the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park - but it's closed. The surprising origin of the name Yosemite.
Google is celebrating Yosemite’s 123rd anniversary – on everyone else’s behalf.
The government shutdown comes at an ironic moment for Yosemite: today is the park’s birthday, and it won’t be open for its own party.
“Yosemite” entered the American lexicon in 1851 when Lafayette Bunnell, a doctor with a California state battalion hunting Native Americans in the US west, named a swath of Californian land “Yosemite.” That, he wrongly believed, was the name of the local Native American tribe.