W[illia]m Ham Hall


John Muir


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You, I understand, desire to prevent the use of Hetch-Hetchy valley as a storage Water site. In that I may personally sympathize with you, but I cannot take part in your opposition.I suggest, however, that there is no necessity for the city's using Hetch-IIetchy Valley; and that if you will so represent to the Secretary of the Interior, I think you would have much more effect in that Quarter than if you opposed its use only on the ground of its being a natural feature which should be preserved unchanged.In this connection I am sending you a printed copy of a communication I have just sent to the Honorable Secretary on this subject, and I call your attention specially to paragraph (2) at the bottom of page 7 and to the marked words in the closing paragraph at head of page 9, wherein I intimate to the Honorable Secretary that no proper investigation has ever been made of this subject, either by the city or by the Irrigation Districts or in their behalf, that this should be done, and that it Would show storage sites to exist which would enable him to settle this conflict. I may add to you that it would show there is no necessity for using Hetch-Hetcny.I could demonstrate all this to the Secretary without an investigation, but I dare not undertake it, because he would think I was doing it only in behalf of those I represent, and03933


San Francisco

Date Original

1907-09-30 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 1065

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Page 2


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