The word “semite” makes up the bulk of the word “Yosemite.” So what’s the connection between this famous national park and the Jewish community, or is there one at all? Let’s find out!
With more than 3 million visitors a year, Yosemite is the most-visited of California's nine national parks. The park is in the east-central part of the state on the northwestern edge of the Sierra National Forest. This mostly wilderness area is about 100 miles southeast of Sacramento and about 140 miles east of San Francisco.
The name Yosemite refers to some of the earlier inhabitants of the area that's now a national park. To pronounce Yosemite, you should use four syllables, with the accent on the second one.