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house Bill H.R. 1192

Renaming a Yosemite Peak

Argument in favor

Honors an important figure in both the establishment of Yosemite National Park and the broader conservation movement.

Argument opposed

The National Park Service has stated there is no direct association between Fremont and Mammoth Peak.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed July 14th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Natural Resources
      Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
    IntroducedMarch 14th, 2013

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What is it?

This bill would re-designate Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park as "Mount Jessie Benton Fremont" and state that the peak should be informally known as "Mt. Jessie." This renaming would be in honor of Jessie Benton Fremont's contributions toward the approval of the Yosemite Grant--the land grant under which both Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove in California were granted to the state of California by the federal government. 


The bill impacts the name of a peak in Yosemite National Park.


The CBO estimates no significant effect on the federal budget.

More Information

Official Title

To redesignate Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park as "Mount Jessie Benton Fre'mont".