Musings on Food, Fun & Real Estate in the Mother Lode
I was on the weekly Help-U-Sell Broker Round Table call yesterday. These calls are great. We talk about the latest in our industry and get a chance to exchange ideas. I always walk away with something new and interesting to ponder.
Yesterday, I walked away a little embarrassed. You see, I was talking about this blog when one of the brokers asked me what “Tuolumne” means. Having no idea what-so-ever, I was at a complete loss. How could this be? I grew up coming to Tuolumne County (Sonora and Twain Harte) on a regular basis since the age of 4 and I have sold real estate here now for over 6 years. Geez- time to make this right.
So here it is – straight from Wikipedia:
The name Tuolumne is of Native American origin and has been given different meanings, such as Many Stone Houses, The Land of Mountain Lions and, Straight Up Steep, the latter an interpretation of William Fuller, a native Chief. Mariano Vallejo, in his report to the first California State Legislature, said that the word is “a corruption of the Indian word talmalamne which signifies ‘cluster of stone wigwams.'” The name may mean “people who dwell in stone houses,” i.e., in caves.