View across Hetch Hetchy Valley, early 1900s, prior to damming.  Photo by  Isaiah West Taber - Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. VI. No. 4, January, 1908.

View across Hetch Hetchy Valley, early 1900s, prior to damming. Photo by Isaiah West Taber - Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. VI. No. 4, January, 1908.

John Muir in Yosemite Valley  Hand-colored by Bennett Hall, California  Some say the damming of Hetch Hetchy killed Muir, who died in 1914, the year construction on the Dam began. Others say the Dam rescued the Valley from an even worse menace of progress: the automobile.    “Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water tanks the people’s cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man!” —John Muir

John Muir in Yosemite Valley Hand-colored by Bennett Hall, California Some say the damming of Hetch Hetchy killed Muir, who died in 1914, the year construction on the Dam began. Others say the Dam rescued the Valley from an even worse menace of progress: the automobile. “Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water tanks the people’s cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man!” —John Muir

Hetch Hetchy Valley, prior to construction of the O'shaughnessy Dam

Hetch Hetchy Valley, prior to construction of the O'shaughnessy Dam

Wapama Falls from Hetch Hetchy valley floor, before the dam

Wapama Falls from Hetch Hetchy valley floor, before the dam

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Hetch Hetchy before the Dam, west meadow

Hetch Hetchy before the Dam, west meadow

Virginia Hawkins Falls (formerly called Double Falls) - in the Laurel Fork Heritage Preserve in the Jocassee Gorges area of Pickens County, SC;  photo by Rich Stevenson

Virginia Hawkins Falls (formerly called Double Falls) - in the Laurel Fork Heritage Preserve in the Jocassee Gorges area of Pickens County, SC; photo by Rich Stevenson

"Hetch Hetchy Valley Overview Yosemite Park c" by WorldWide Archive, Oakland // This valley was flooded by the Hetch Hetchy dam and lostupdated version 1-11-2011for information on the restoration initiative:http://www.hetchhetchy.org/faq.html // Imagekind.com -- Buy stunning fine art prints, framed prints and canvas prints directly from independent working artists and photographers.

"Hetch Hetchy Valley Overview Yosemite Park c" by WorldWide Archive

"Hetch Hetchy Valley Overview Yosemite Park c" by WorldWide Archive, Oakland // This valley was flooded by the Hetch Hetchy dam and lostupdated version 1-11-2011for information on the restoration initiative:http://www.hetchhetchy.org/faq.html // Imagekind.com -- Buy stunning fine art prints, framed prints and canvas prints directly from independent working artists and photographers.

Hetch Hetchy Valley in 1911

Hetch Hetchy Valley in 1911

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