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 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.