W[illia]m Ham Hall


John Muir


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4 mine to him. and that you second my suggestion as to the advisability of the City looking into the matter further with the view of selecting another site or sites on the Main River.I hope you will not suggest the City's taxing Lake Eleanor or Cherry Valley or any other site on the Cherry-Eleanor branch. There is no necessity for that, and the proposition would just complicate matters still more.The Irrigation Districts cannot store waters for themselves, because they are heavily bonded and have no further credit to raise money for the work.There is no law under which the General Government can store water; for them.We are in position so to do, and to do so cheaply and to their advantage, because we would get our profit out of use of the water for power.I hope you will see that my program affords a solution of all the difficulties and that you will do what you can to further it.As to the use of Lake Eleanor as a reservoir, we now control that situation by owning all the patented land there, and otherwise. We do not want to sell our rights and lands to the City or to any one else. If we get the other reservoir03933


San Francisco

Date Original

1907-09-30 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 1069

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