Result of special election on Hetch-Hetchy question. To the Directors of the Sierra Club ... [caption title]. SIERRA CLUB.

Result of special election on Hetch-Hetchy question. To the Directors of the Sierra Club ... [caption title]. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1910. Broadside, 21.5 x 13.8 cm. Signed in type at base of text: "J. H. Cutter, N. L. Taggard, Tallullah LeConte, Mary Randall, William H. Gorrill, Judges of Special Election. San Francisco, Cal., January 29, 1910." A tabulation of the results of the January 29, 1910 election to clarify the position of the membership on the Hetch Hetchy question. The vote was taken as a response to criticism by some club members that the directors were lobbying against the Hetch Hetchy reservoir without the authorization of the club membership. Therefore club members were provided the opportunity of voting for one of the following propositions: "... I desire that the Hetch Hetchy Valley shall remain intact and unaltered as a part of the Yosemite National Park ... " or "... I favor the use of Hetch Hetchy Valley as a reservoir for a future water supply for San Francisco ..." Out of 759 votes cast, 589 opposed the reservoir, in effect supporting the actions of the directors. Subsequently, about fifty members resigned, effectively unifying the club's opposition to the reservoir project. For an account of election see Holway Jones, John Muir and the Sierra Club: the Battle for Yosemite (1965), pages 109-117. A fine copy. (#167207).

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