Roosevelt-Sequoia National Park. Hearings before the Committee on the Public Lands, House of Representatives, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session, on H. R. 4095 a bill to add certain lands to the Sequoia National Park, Calif., and to change the name of said park to Roosevelt-Sequoia National Park. February 27 and 28, 1924 [cover title]. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924. 23 cm, pp. [i] ii-iii [iv] 1-122 [123-124: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], self wrappers, side stapled. First edition. On December 20, 1923 Representative Barbour introduced H. R. 4095, a new Sequoia enlargement bill similar to his earlier H. R. 7452. H. R. 4095, like is predecessor, included the Kings Canyon region in the proposed expansion area. The San Joaquin Valley irrigationists opposed park status for this region and worked to defeat the bill. The Park Service concluded that it did not have sufficient technical data to contest the irrigationists' claim that they needed the auxiliary power sites on the Kings River watershed and the region would be deleted from the new enlargement bill. The House hearing on H. R. 4095 was held on February 27 and 29, 1924. In an a attempt to end opposition by irrigationists, Representative Barbour proposed an amendment prepared by the Park Service to exclude the area north of the Tulare-Fresno county line. Unfortunately, the irrigationists did not attend the hearing and the House Committee delayed their report until a decision could be reached on whether the Barbour amendment should or should not be added to the bill. The Sierra Club appealed to its members for contributions to finance an engineering study of Kings Canyon (see Sierra Club, Help Create the Roosevelt-Sequoia National Park, n.d. ). The opposition of the irrigationists was not overcome and H. R. 4095 remained in committee through both sessions of the Sixth-eighth Congress. A very good copy. (#155674).
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