John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Dear Mr. Johnson: Martinez, Dec. 1, 1908The 3 or 4 Hetch Hetchy schemers are far from satisfied with the Garfield award-- & as you will see by these clippings they are going to Congress to make a desperate effort to get what they want, as I knew they would. Viz,permission to dam H. H. at once without reference to Lake Eleanor & Cherry Creek. For it is Electric power they want, not water. Of course we must fight'em & I think we'll beat 'emThe labor unions all voted for water bonds, as they do for all sorts of bonds making work for them, while little or nothing of the cost to the tax payers falls upon them. A few months ago subscriptions were called for to raise $10000 for the H. H. scheme, but less than 1/2 this paltry sum was raised by the citizens in reponse to frantic appleals by the schemers, with best wishes; faithfully yours John MuirMartinez, Dec. 1, 1908


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Dec 1


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 1027

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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Muir-Hanna Trust


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