Lot 57 of 575:
Voter proposal to dam Hetch-Hetchy, 1908  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$720
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Statement to Voters concerning the Proposition to acquire a Municipal Water Supply, as submitted at the special election, Thursday, November 12th, 1908

Author:

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
Published by the Order of the Board of Supervisors

Date:
1908

Description:

15, [1] pp. With 4 illustrations from photographs; bird's-eye map. 23.2x15.2 cm (9¼x6"), stapled self-wrappers. 

Call for voters to approve the damming of Hetch-Hetchy in the Sierra Nevada, a proposal fought long and futilely by John Muir and other conservationists. The need for a water supply owned by San Francisco is laid out, and the advantages of damming the Hetch-Hetchy Valley and exploiting Lake Eleanor are summarized. As history records, the voters passed the proposition, and the pristine valley of Hetch-Hetchy was flooded to ameliorate the thirst of San Franciscans. There are two full-page photos of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley, and one of the dam site; there is a quarter-page view of Lake Eleanor. No copies are listed in OCLC. Faint rubberstamp of San Francisco photographer and publisher Charles B. Turrill to top of front wrapper.


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Condition:
Some toning and edge wear, the whole creased vertically, very good.


 
Item number:
313360
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