Spring Valley, William Mckinley, Ethan Hitchcock Hitchcock discussed on American History Tellers

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His plan offered the best way to free the city from the clutches of the spring valley water company and in february nineteen o. One congress passed the federal right of way act allowing the government to undertake projects in national parks and force reserves related to power communication and water supply. The hetch hetchy demining project appeared to fall under it. It seemed the way was clear. Then in september president william mckinley was assassinated theodore. Roosevelt came into office and make conservation a cornerstone of his agenda but phelan went ahead with his plans in october. He applied on behalf of the city to the federal government for the right to dam. Hetch hetchy initially. It seemed the application had been approved but then in december nineteen three word came that the application was being rejected by roosevelt's interior secretary. Ethan hitchcock hitchcock was a strong admire of john muir. He felt yosemite status as a national park called for the preservation of its natural curiosities or wonders in their natural condition and he disagreed with failings claim that hetch hetchy was the most viable source of water for the city. He rejected feelings application. The city of san francisco appealed the decision arguing that flooding hetchy would actually enhance the beauty of the park when moore heard this argument near reportedly snorted as well may damning. New york's central park would enhance its beauty. The appeal was rejected. Falen applied again in nineteen o five after his tenure. As mayor had ended he received the same answer. No imagine it's.

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