S. L. Foster


W[illiam] E. Colby


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Mr. W.E.C. - #3. 9/25/12. A simple solution of the question and one that probably you have made or can learn about from Mr. Manson - is to analyze for lime the water of the Tuolumne as it enters Hetch Hetchy Vally.I must admit, however, that I do not think much of this decalcification argument of mine because, from the great frequency with which demijohns of distilled water are to be seen in business offices in San Francisco, I have gained the idea that there is an excess of line in the Spring Valley company's water already and that the mixture with it of some of the melted snow from Mr. Lyell may be a moat desirable thing for us all. Still, if the other aide is mot prepared for it, this decalcification gobies may cause a little confusion In their attack and worry, them some and every little counts.The long delay to the final discussion seems also to have put into your hands additional arguments through the recent activity or the automobile owners who have a meeting planned for next month in Yosemite valley with Major Forsythe and corsetry Fisher when they expect to bring all their guns to bear on the question of securing admission loathe valley", probably via the Big Oak Flat Road.They also, as you know, look forward next to the rehabilitation of the Tioga Road for automobile use.If $1,000,000.00 can be raised, as the auto owners hope, to put the Big Oak Flat and the Tioga Road in order for their use, it takes little imagination to figure out the trail from Hog Ranch to Hetch Hetchy valley being also made in time an automobile road, when the typhoid contamination arguments acquire06326


San Francisco

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1912 Sep 25


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 1335

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