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15-FEB-2012 Laura Milholland

The Sleeping Lady & St. Vincent's

Hamilton, Novato, CA

Mt. Tamalpais is known as "The Sleeping Lady"

"The name Tamalpais was first recorded in 1845. The meaning of the name is not well-established and there are several versions of the etymology of the name.
One version holds that the name comes from ostensibly Coast Miwok words for "coast mountain" (tamal pais).
Another holds that it comes from the Spanish Tamal pais, meaning "Tamal country," Tamal being the name that the Spanish missionaries gave to the Coast Miwok peoples.
Yet another version holds that the name is the Coast Miwok word for "sleeping maiden" and is taken from a "Legend of the Sleeping Maiden."
However, this legend actually has no basis in Coast Miwok myth and is instead a piece of Victorian-era apocrypha." from Wikipedia

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joseantonio10-Jun-2014 04:03
Very nice composition with lovely light.V.