Hetch Hetchy: The story of San Francisco's struggle to provide a water supply for her future needs by Ray W. Taylor. San Francisco: Ricardo J. Orozco, Publisher, 1926. 27.5 cm, pp. [i-vi] vii-xiii [xiv], [1-2] 3-199 [200: blank] [201: colophon] [202: blank], 21 illustrations and facsimiles, (some on inserted plates), 3 maps, (two folded) title page and colophon printed in red and black, original blue gray pictorial boards, front panel stamped in gold, gray cloth shelf back, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. Number 144 of 650 numbered copies. An account of San Francisco's successful effort to obtain a municipal water supply from the Tuolumne River watershed presented from the city's standpoint. Much of the text deals with the city's fight to gain approval for the project, first through the Department of the Interior and later through Congressional action. Includes an account of the construction of the O'Shaughnessy Dam, which was started in August 1919 and finished in April 1923. Touch of fading to cloth at upper left edge of front cover, mild dust soiling to boards, lower fore-edge corners lightly bruised, spine label a bit tanned, a very good copy. (#164849).
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