San Francisco and Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Hearing held before the Committee on Public Lands of the House of Representatives December 16, 1908 on H. J. Res. 184. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1908. 23 cm, pp. [1-2] 3-42 [43-44: blank], original self wrappers, side stapled. First edition, first printing. On May 11, 1908 Secretary Garfield, reversing the decision of a previous Interior Secretary, granted to San Francisco reservoir sites and rights of way at Lake Eleanor and within the boundary of Yosemite National Park at Hetch Hetchy Valley. On May 16, 1908 House Joint Resolution 184 was introduced in Congress. Its provisions allowed an exchange of federal lands which would have permitted San Francisco to proceed with the project subject only to certain limitations imposed by Secretary Garfield's permit. Hearings on H. J. R. 184 did not begin until December. That month the conservationists mounted a major effort against the resolution. The record of the hearings contains statements opposing the resolution, including those of Robert Underwood Johnson, W. E. Colby of the Sierra Club, Allen Chamberlain of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and John Muir. The text of the Garfield decision was printed in the Sierra Club Bulletin, VI (June 1908), 321-327. A fine copy. (#164851).
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