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Do You Miss The Ahwahnee And Camp Curry? A Settled Lawsuit Means Those Names Are Back

Iconic names such as the Ahwahnee Hotel and Badger Pass are returning to Yosemite National Park signaling the end of a lengthy lawsuit over the park’s trademark names. The lawsuit was filed back in 2016 by the park’s former concessionaire Delaware North claiming it owned the rights to trademark names like the Wawona Hotel and Curry Village. But a settlement reached Monday means the federal government and the current concessionaire Aramark will pay Delaware North close to $ 12 million to return the names to the park. “The settlement concludes a lengthy lawsuit that could have continued for years and prevents any further lawsuit-related costs,” says Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman. “We’ve felt all along that these names belong with these buildings and we’ve been vigilant in returning them.” He says park employees are already removing many of the temporary signs that stood in for the old ones. “We had a tarp, literally a tarp, over the historic Curry Village sign that said
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