John Muir


[James R. Garfield]


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"To explore, enjoy, and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."Board of Directors-1907-1908 Mr. John Muir, President .... Martinez Prof. A. G. McAdie. Vice-President. San Francisco Prof. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer . . Berkeley Mr. William B. Colby, Secretary . . . Berkeley Prof. Wm. P. Badè . . . . Berkeley Prof. George Davidson 2221 Washington St.. S. F. Prof. W. R. Dudley . . . Stanford University Mr. Warren Olney . . . . San Francisco Mr. E. T. Parsons . University Club, San Francisco Outing CommitteeMr. Wm. E. Colby. Chairman Prof. J. N. Le Conte Mr. E. T. ParsonsHonorary Vice-PresidentsProf. George Davidson . . . San Francisco Mr. R. U. Johnson . . . The Century, New York Pres. David Starr Jordan . . Stanford UniversityMr. Gifford Pinchot . . . Washington, D. C. Committee on PublicationsMr. Elliott McAllister. Editor . . San FranciscoProf. Wm. P. Badè, Book Reviews . . BerkeleyProf. Wm. R. Dudley, Forestry Notes . Stanford Univ. Mr. Alex. O. Eells Prof. H. W. Roise Mr. B. T. Parsons Mr. Willoughby Rodman SIERRA CLUB 2901 Channing Way Berkeley, Cal. the use of Hetch Hetchy, not because water as pure and abundant cannot be obtained elswhere, but because, as they themselves admit, the cost would be less; andWhereas, we do not believe that the vital interests of the nation at large should be sacrificed and so important a part of its National Park destroyed to save a few dollars for local interests: therefore be itResolved, that we are opposed to the use of Hetch Hetchy Valley as a reservoir site, and devoutly pray that the application of the San Francisco board of supervisors to the Hon. Secretary of the Interior may be denied. Signed[illegible]Mr. William E. Colby Prof. J.N. Le Conte Frof. Wm. P. Bade Mr. E.T. ParsonsPresidentSecretary TreasurerDirectors of the Sierra Club. The Honorable Secretary of the Interior.Respectfully submitted.


San Francisco

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1907-09-20 00:00


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Reel 16, Image 1047

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