Celebrating the Flavor of Tuolumne County

Taste: to perceive or experience the flavor of. Flavor: an indication of the essential character of something.


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.

3 comments on “TUOLUMNE

  1. Ron
    December 1, 2011

    Great post, Robin! I’m thinking there are some cool marketing ideas that can come from that knowledge too!

    • Robin Rowland
      December 1, 2011

      Thanks Ron. I think you may be right about some fun marketing!

  2. James Dingman
    December 1, 2011

    People who live in stone wigwams can throw anything they want! Thanks for the education!

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