In 1903, he spent two weeks traveling the country visiting yellowstone. Hetch hetchy reservoir yosemite national park 2020 all. The battle over hetch hetchy is something beyond merely the best book anyone has ever written on confluence of canyon, dam, and city that so shaped the story of the modern american west. Undoing a great american mistake, kenneth brower, 20. Executive director of heyday books and the author of the ohlone way. History of the sierra nevada, revised and updated by. Childrens books, john muir bibliography john muir exhibit.
Americas most controversial dam and the birth of modern environmentalism 9780195393 by righter, robert w. In the wake of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, the city of san francisco desperately needed reliable supplies of water and electricity. Undoing a great american mistake, kenneth brower, 20 what would john muir say. We will travel the popular 28 mile springtime loop with. From the road, you can see the reservoir and along the reservoir are three hiking trails. The hetch hetchy project evolved from a long search for a reliable source of water for san francisco that began after the 1906 great earthquake. In the 1920s the thirsty city of san francisco reached deep into yosemite national park to build the oshaughnessy dam on the tuolumne river, diverting onethird of the rivers water and flooding the hetch hetchy valley, said at the time to be as magnificent as yosemite valley itself. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with.
Reviewed in the united states on march 15, 2006 i like this book because on a couple of pages it documents the paiutes in hetch hetchy. Americas most controversial dam and the birth of modern environmentalism, robert righter. Sine the grand canyon of the toulumne trail is closed due to the fire at wildcat point, i have changed our venue to yosemites hetch hetchy reservoi. Hetch hetchy valley is in yosemite national park, about 190 miles east of san francisco in the sierra nevada mountains. Pisani, university of oklahoma the battle over hetch hetchy is something beyond merely the best book anyone has ever written on confluence of canyon, dam, and city that so shaped the story of the modern american west. Hetch hetchy by beverly hennessey 2012, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. About my first summer in the sierra and selected essays. Prior to the earthquake, san francisco had burned to the. Hetch hetchy high sierra hiking guide paperback march.
The progressive eras most controversial environmental issue was the 190819 struggle over federal government approval for. Hetch hetchy by beverly hennessey arcadia publishing books. A decade later the oshaughnessy dam, the second largest civil. Ubkfnu3w1j5v pdf hetch hetchy hardback hetch hetchy hardback filesize. John muir writings books and articles by john muir. Limner, was the only consistent member of the group until they permanently. The hetch hetchy letters center of the american west. This splendid book will be the definitive history of the hetch hetchy controversy for years to come. Distributed by houghton mifflin a gateway biography, 48 pp. The hetch hetchy restoration project will also work closely with other organizations in the environmental community on. Hetch hetchy water and power system tuolumne county. Published 2016 with an update in 2018 paperback californias water policy is changing in dramatic ways. Hetch hetchy was an american postpunk band formed in athens, georgia. The films for which restore hetch hetchy has rights are posted on our home page.
Hetch hetchy, northwest yosemite paperback december 1, 1983 by ron felzer author. Muirs first essay about hetch hetchy quite different from other hetch hetchy writings. The valley of broken promises president theodore roosevelt president theodore roosevelt loved nature. The hetch hetchy project was a major contributor to the history of tuolumne county affecting its natural environment and economic development. My first summer in the sierra and selected essays by john. He is the oldest son of the late environmentalist david r.
Indian life in the san francicomonterey bay area, malcolm margolin presents why. The city was san francisco, the valley was hetch hetchy, and the waters were from the tuolumne river watershed. Dan balkwill, annals of wyoming the battle over hetch hetchy is something beyond merely the best book anyone has ever. Wilderness and the american mind book by roderick nash. Describing his spiritual awakening amid the mountains and valleys of central california, john muirs my first summer in the sierra is, like walden. It impounds the tuolumne river, forming the hetch hetchy reservoir at the lower. This well illustrated biography is suitable for the late primary grades. He is best known for his many books about the environment, national parks, and natural. Hetch hetchys hh turnoff is about a mile from the highway 120 gate and about 10 miles in. This book of haiku poetry, illustrated with the authors black and white photographs, celebrates hetch hetchy, a. Indeed, through this book hetch hetchy valley itself emerges back into daylight.
Sony lrf, isilo, mobipocket, pdf, pdb, and braille. Hetch hetchy valley hidden in yosemite national parks peaceful northwest corner, hetch hetchy valley is a treasure worth visiting in all seasons. In the 1920s the thirsty city of san francisco reached deep into yosemite national park to build the oshaughnessy dam on the tuolumne river. Oshaughnessy dam is a 430foot 1 m high concrete archgravity dam in tuolumne county, california, in the united states. Ultimately, passage of the passage of the raker act in 19 by congress granted san francisco the right to flood the hetch hetchy valley.
The wildfire reader presents, in an affordable paperback edition. Owned by san francisco, hetch hetchy reservoir in yosemite national park provides water. Visitors make day trips here to admire the enormous oshaughnessy dam or hike along the. Hetch hetchy and its dam railroad by ted wurm trade cloth. In spring, two of north americas tallest waterfalls plummet. In the spring, hetch hetchys waterfalls spill over its massive cliffs. A surprisingly good book that gave a fairly even view of both sides of the hetch hetchy debate over where san francisco should get its waterhydroelectric power.632 935 1054 15 573 934 1140 421 1370 1442 301 298 1087 1048 95 862 1027 1445 1437 403 1261 181 615 313 433 1093 1338 521 1487 835 1471 1195 1102 198 596 512 745 163 1211 446