from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 249 km (155 mi) long, of central California flowing generally westward to the San Joaquin River.


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  • The groves nearest Yosemite Valley are about twenty miles to the westward and southward and are called the Tuolumne, Merced and Mariposa groves.

    The Yosemite

  • One understood why "Tuolumne" sounded meaningless to those small boys.

    A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country

  • Officials at nearby Stanislaus National Forest have had to turn away many disappointed visitors seeking permits to hike the popular backcountry this weekend, said Karen Caldwell, summit district ranger for the forest, located primarily in Tuolumne County.

    Weather in West turns July 4 into skier's paradise

  • I'm trying to make up for it—the Sierra, Tuolumne Meadows, a quick trip to Colorado, then the Canadian Rockies.

    The Old Man, His Mountains

  • The California suit was brought by the cities of Long Beach, Fremont, Cerritos and South San Francisco and the counties of Alameda and Tuolumne.

    Fuld Leads Ex-Lehman Officials in Defending Insurance Use

  • That's your imagination as you fancy yourself in RV-ing's alternate reality: days coursing along Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite, nights parked at a cape in Nova Scotia.

    Roughing It in a Not-So-Luxurious Luxury RV

  • While California's lowest vaccination rates are in largely rural northern counties like Nevada and Tuolumne, the Bay Area has many pockets of non-vaccinators, according to state data.

    Whooping Cough Afflicts Region

  • We have hiked the John Muir Trail and all over Tuolumne Meadows.


  • Every summer, my dad and I took weeklong backpacking trips to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park.


  • The Mariposa, Merced and Tuolumne groves of sequoias were among the first discovered by European explorers and contain many important trees, most notably the Grizzly Giant.

    Yosemite National Park, United States


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