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Hetch Hetchy grant to San Francisco ...
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Lands
|Series||63d Cong., 1st Sess. House. Rept -- 41|
|Contributions||Raker, John Edward, 1863-|
|LC Classifications||TD225.S25 A5 1913c|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||43|
|LC Control Number||13035680|
In the wake of the devastating earthquake and fire, the city of San Francisco desperately needed reliable supplies of water and electricity. Its mayor, James Phelan, pressed for the damming of the Tuolumne River in the newly created Yosemite National Park, setting off a firestorm of protest. Fo. The statement has been made that the creation of a lake in the Hetch Hetchy Valley to promote the interests of the city of San Francisco by impounding therein a great volume of water would add to the scenic beauty of the valley; but it is also known that the flooding of this valley would make such beauty, if so created, inaccessible.
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In , after several earlier attempts by San Francisco to create a dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley had stalled, the House of Representatives took up the issue through what became known as the Raker Act. Despite strong support for preserving the Hetch Hetchy Valley, the Raker Act ultimately granted San Francisco “the right to construct a. Kendrick A. Clements, "Politics and the Park: San Francisco's Fight for Hetch Hetchy, ;” Pacific Historical Review 48 (): ; Ray W. Taylor, Hetch Hetchy: The Story of San Francisco's Struggle to Provide a Water Supply for Her Future Needs (San Francisco.
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The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, while providing water to millions of people in the San Francisco Bay Area, also provides visitors with access to spectacular beauty and the wilderness of Yosemite National Park.
Many hiking trails begin from O’Shaughnessy Dam and some of Hetch Hetchy’s most beautiful features are easily seen from the top of the dam. Hetch Hetchy Grant to San Francisco: Report; August 5, (Classic Reprint) [Raker, John Edward] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hetch Hetchy Grant to San Francisco: Report; August 5, (Classic Reprint).
“Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay” is made possible by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Additional funding provided by the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). Coming in A. Hetch Hetchy Grant to San Francisco by John Edward Raker,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
Hetch Hetchy is the name of a valley, a reservoir and a water system in California in the United glacial Hetch Hetchy Valley lies in the northwestern part of Yosemite National Park and is drained by the Tuolumne thousands of years before the arrival of settlers from the United States in the s, the valley was inhabited by Native Americans who practiced subsistence Area: 1, acres ( ha).
Researchers with Restore Hetch Hetchy studied the Raker Act, which allowed San Francisco to build the dam at Hetch Hetchy, and found that it promised to improve public access, Rosekrans said. Located in the northwest portion of Yosemite National Park, Hetch Hetchy refers to a valley in the Sierra Nevada and a reservoir that supplies water to the San Francisco Bay Area.
The valley is drained by the Tuolumne name Hetch Hetchy is derived from a Sierra Miwok word for a type of wild grass. When President Woodrow Wilson signed the Raker Act on Decemhe permitted San Francisco to build a dam in Yosemite National Park’s spectacular Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Today, most of the park’s 4 million annual visitors go to the similarly spectacular Yosemite Valley, unaware that Hetch Hetchy Valley once existed a mere 15 miles to.
The Act in terms declared that this, known as the ‘Hetch-Hetchy’ grant, was intended for use by the City both in constructing and maintaining a means of supplying water for the domestic purposes of the City and other public bodies, and in establishing a system ‘for generation and sale and distribution of electric energy.’ ” (U.S.
James A. Garfield of Ohio was elected to Congress in In his first term he voted on the unprecedented Yosemite Grant, later signed by President Lincoln, to cede Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to California “upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort and recreation.”.
Inwith the Republican Party in control of both houses of. The compelling story of how San Francisco secured its fabled water supply, the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park. Providing Support for Learn More about PBS online sponsorship.
On the Proposed Use of a Portion of the Hetch Hetchy, Eleanor and Cherry Valleys : As Reservoirs for the Water Supply of San Francisco, California, and Neighboring Cities Author: John Ripley Freeman: Contributor: San Francisco (Calif.). Office of the Mayor: Publisher: authority of the Board of supervisors, Original from.
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- John Muir first visits Hetch Hetchy - John Muir first writes about the beauty of "Hetch Hetchy Valley," in the Boston Weekly Transcript, Maan article later expanded in the Overland Monthly in the same year.; - City of San Francisco begins to consider Hetch Hetchy Valley as one of several places for the location.
Not all opponents to the Raker Bill, a bill to grant San Francisco the right to dam the Hetch Hetchy Valley, supported preserving the Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Substantial resistance to the dam came from rural California residents who feared losing access to an irrigation source. This resolution, passed by 2, citizens of Merced and Stanislaus counties, California, requested that.
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Hetch Hetchy reservoir site. Hearing before the Committee on public lands, United States Senate, on the Joint resolution (S.R. ) to allow the city and county of San Francisco to exchange lands for reservoir sites in lake Eleanor and Hetch Hetchy valleys in Yosemite national park, and for other purposes.
It is named for the chief engineer of the Hetch Hetchy Project. The lake stretches for about eight miles on the Tuolumne River and is a source of water for people who live in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties about miles away. Hetch Hetchy is more than just a water reservoir. Submitted by Mr.
Raker. Committed to the Committee of the whole House on the State of the Union and ordered printed August 5, I thank you for the courtesy of your telegram of the 23d informing me of the plans of the committee for the hearings on the bill of Mr. Raker (H. ) to grant the Hetch Hetchy and Lake Eleanor Valleys to San Francisco for reservoir purposes.
In the 's the thirsty city of San Francisco reached deep into Yosemite National Park to build the O'Shaughnessy Dam on the Tuolumne River, diverting one-third of the river's water and flooding the Hetch Hetchy Valley, said at the time to be as magnificent as Yosemite Valley itself/5(1).
With this resolution, the Massachusetts State Federation of Women's Clubs urged Congress to defeat the Raker Bill, a bill to grant San Francisco the right to dam the Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Inwomen's clubs from across the country voiced their desire to protect nature and build a stronger National Park system for the sake of both moral and physical health."Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay" traces the extraordinary history of San Francisco's water system as well as the engineering and delivery of an urban water system in the era of climate change.
Situated on a mostly arid coastal peninsula, the population boom that came with the California Gold Rush underscored San.