Celebration of the first delivery of Hetch Hetchy water to San Francisco Crystal Springs Lake, San Mateo County under the auspices of the Citizens' Committee of San Francisco ... and the Public Utilities Commission of San Francisco ... October twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred thirty-four. San Francisco: Citizens' Committee of San Francisco and Public Utilities Commission of San Francisco, 1934. 28 x 21.5 cm, pp. [1-16] (not paginated), 16 illustrations from photographs, smaller drawings throughout, original pictorial tan wrappers printed in green and black, stapled. First edition. Cover title reads: "Hetch Hetchy comes to San Francisco October twenty-eight nineteen thirty-four." A brief illustrated history of the mammoth engineering project and program for the celebration of the first water delivered to the City of San Francisco 28 October 1934. The Raker Act was signed President Woodrow Wilson on 19 December 1913, construction of the dam began in 1914, it was dedicated 7 July 1923, and water was delivered to San Francisco 28 October 1934. For two decades San Francisco city engineer Michael M. O'Shaughnessy worked to bring water from the Sierra Nevada to San Francisco. He died on 12 October 1934, sixteen days before the celebration was held. Extensive damp stains in the text, but a serviceable copy. (#164838).
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