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"This is the fall of falls; there is no rival to it here in equisite, various, and fascinating beauty; and Switzerland, which abounds in waterfalls of this type, holds none of such peculiar charms. Not a drop of the rich stream of water but is white in its whole passage; it is one sheet - rather one grand lace work of spray - from beginning to end. As it sweeps down its plane of rock, every drop all distinct, all alive, there is nothing of hit-man art that you can compare it with but innumerable and snow-white point lace collars and capes; as much more delicate, and beautiful, and perfect, however as nature ever is than art."
--- JOHN S. HITTELL, 1868

Yosemite's Nevada Fall is 181 meters high, located on the Mist Trail 3 miles from Happy Isles Nature Center, and 2 miles beyond Vernal Fall.

The Native Americans named it Yo-wy-we meaning a twist of falling water, due to its twist at its bottom over a prominent rock slope. In 1851, doctor Lafayette Bunnell a member of the Mariposa Battalion called it "Nevada" which is the Spanish word for snowy.

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  • Copyright: Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 995 W: 1 N: 2507] (10275)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2000-05-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-20 7:35
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