Eastern Mojave Vegetation Panamint, Inyo County, California.
 
Gazetteer

Query: G.N.I.S.

The word Panamint reportedly refers to a division of the Shoshonean Indians, also called Koso, who once occupied the Panamint area. It is apparently derived from Southern Paiute "pa" (water) plus "niwintsi" (person). The term appears as Panamint in the report of the Nevada Boundary Commission in 1861 and was probably applied by the Darwin French party in the preceding year. (from Erwin G. Gudde. California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names.) Variant names: Jonesville and Panamint City.


Elevation: 6302ft, 1921m.
 

No collections made at this location.
If you have a question or a comment you may write to me at: tas4@schweich.com I sometimes post interesting questions in my FAQ, but I never disclose your full name or address.  


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M,
N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z


[Home Page] [Site Map]

Date and time this article was prepared:11:02:28 AM, 1/15/2021.