[James R. Garfield]
22. That a road be built into Hetch Hetchy Valley connecting with the present wagon road which now terminates at a distance of about nine miles from the lower end of the Valley. Government engineers have estimated that the cost of such a road would be about Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) Dollars. Next to Yosemite itself, Hetch Hetchy is the greatest attraction in the Park, & will be visited by countless thousands when once made easily accesible.3. That all private holdings within the Park be extinguished by purchase or condemnation. Perhaps the most important of these is the old Tioga Road which follows up the main dividing ridge between the Tuolumne & Merced rivers into the Tuolumne Meadows, thus
[ca. 1908 Jan]
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