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"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on American History Tellers

American History Tellers

04:23 min | 2 months ago

"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on American History Tellers

"Took office in march nineteen o seven months later that summer the city applied again for a permit moore was incensed by this turn of events in hopes of putting an end to the matter. He turned to the kindred spirit he had bonded with over three nights camping in yosemite back in nineteen zero three on april twenty first nineteen o eight mir seventieth birthday. He wrote a letter to his friend. President theodore roosevelt in the letter. He criticized the miserable dollar ish motives of the capless who wished to dam hetch hetchy in response. Roosevelt wrote my dear. Mr moore can show is rather favorable to the hetch hetchy plan. I have sent him your letter with a request for a report on it. I will do everything in my power to protect not only the yosemite which we have already protected but other similar great natural beauties of this country. But you must remember. That is out of the question permanently to protect them unless we have a certain degree of friendliness toward them on the part of the people of the state in which they are situated. Roosevelt and sided with pimco felt betrayed. He had been certain that if anyone would understand his opposition to hetch hetchy it would the president now the battle lines were on the one side or gifford concerto teddy roosevelt and ex mayor phelan pushing for a dam at hetchy on the other side. Were john muir. Ethan hitchcock and the sierra club who's official position despite internal disagreement was at hetchy needed to be preserved as it was in may nineteen o eight. As the roosevelt administration was entering. Its last year. Pinch show organized a white house conference on the conservation of natural resources. It was a chance for the country's leading voices in progressive conservation to discuss how to protect natural resources from exploitation and develop them for the public. Good muir was not invited two days before the conference opened on may eleventh nineteen thousand. Eight james garfield made his decision. He issued a permit allowing san francisco to begin work on construction of the hetch hetchy dam. It was a serious blow. It looked like defeat for john. Muir and the preservationists but the opposition movement was just getting started. Imagine it's a cool early spring morning in one thousand nine hundred eight you and your son. Gregory are finishing breakfast both leaf through the paper. Suddenly he snorts puts down his cup of coffee. Nearly sloshing it onto the table. Unbelievable ecu pardon that muira fool is still harping on this hetchy business. The people san francisco are yelling to flood the valley but merges seems to flood the magazines articles about how much he loves nature. It's such a shame how they're destroying that valley. Oh mother not you. To one of nature's rarest and most precious mountain mansions a break. You don't think it's important to protect beautiful places for the future. When your father was alive we took you to see some of them niagara falls for one. I seem to recall you liking it. That's different how you've never been to hitachi. I've never been there. We'll never go their mother. Let the people of san francisco decide what to do with their land. Speak for yourself. I hope to one day. See a place like hetch hetchy with my grandchildren. If i ever have grandchildren mother please well. It doesn't matter if you think. John muir is a sentimentalist. I do or anti progress. I do because my women's club. And i are already writing letters Mother don't be short-sighted gregory one day you'll thank me and if you ever find a wife she and your children will following garfield approval of the hetch hetchy project. You're and the water company created a nationwide media blitz to oppose the dam mir instructed edward t parsons director of the sierra club to target mountaineering clubs and particularly women's clubs in the campaign to save hetch. Hetchy he told parsons he wanted to stir up a storm of letters. Filling the senate chamber with the protesting leaves fathoms deep. The public debate was plastered over the pages of publications like harper's weekly and national geographic women's literary civic clubs jewish women's groups singing groups and self-improvement clubs all lobby congress in favor of preserving hetchy while dc in san francisco had embraced the.

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"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on American History Tellers

American History Tellers

03:17 min | 2 months ago

"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on American History Tellers

"Thought the commission was making mistake but apart from threatening to write a minority report attacking his friends views. There was little. He could do the gulf widen between the two as pinto progress in his career by eighteen. Ninety eight pinch show had been named the head of the division of forestry under the department of agriculture here pinch would build a close relationship with theodore roosevelt. The president affectionately nicknamed pinto gif and later. Historians would refer to him as the crown prince of teddy roosevelt tennis court cabinet. They're upbringings and love of nature led to a close relationship built on shared ideals for both men those ideals included pudding nature and service of human needs or conservation through use can show wanted to use scientific methods to maximize efficiency and productivity. He liked to refer to forestry as tree farming explaining the purpose of forestry is to make the forest produce the largest possible amount of whatever crop or service will be the most useful and keep on producing it for generation after generation of men entries. A well handled farm gets more and more productive as the years pass so does a well handled forest. His friend moore. Meanwhile had come to believe that forestry and wilderness preservation were incompatible in nineteen o five the division of forestry was renamed the united states forestry service and pinch oh became the head of it all but he wanted control of the national parks as well. He had even proposed his idea to congress in nineteen. Oh four there was talk about creating a national park service but can show strongly oppose the suggestion in his view. A national park service was no more needed than to take on a cat as he would write a few years later. The first principle of conservation is development conservation proposes to secure a continuous and abundant supply of the necessaries of life which means a reasonable cost of living and business stability. It was a view that was strain his relationship with john. Muir to the breaking point by nineteen o five. The city of san francisco had made multiple failed attempts to gain approval to damn hetchy. Moore's opposition had turned the project into a political minefield and secretary of the interior ethan hitchcock sued steadfast against the dam but after the earthquake in nineteen oh six pin show recognized the administration now had precisely the sort of momentum needed to get the project back on track and push hitchcock out in november nineteen o six seven months after the san francisco earthquake martin manson now city engineer received another letter from pinch. Oh this one. Read my dear mr manson. I cannot of course attempt to forecast the action of the new secretary of interior on the san francisco watershed question but my advice to you is to assume that his attitude will be favorable and to make the necessary preparations to set the case before him. If the possibility of supply from the sierras is still open. You should i think by all means go ahead with the idea of getting it. The new secretary of the interior that pinch show was referring to was james garfield the other man sitting quietly in the room while manson and pinch discussed the damn a year prior garfield.

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"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on American History Tellers

American History Tellers

05:37 min | 2 months ago

"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on American History Tellers

"The door opens and two minute. Mr manson nice to see you again. Glad you could make good to see you again mr pinch. Oh please call me gifts. This other gentleman is james. R garfield director of the bureau of corporations at the department of commerce and labor and the son of our late president. I may add. He shares our interest in the hetch. Hetchy project nice to meet you. Mr garfield garfield greece you and sit on a couch along. The wall control moves back behind his desk. So mr manson. What can you tell me about this. Damn as i said the other night our intention is to build a reservoir in the valley of hetch hetchy you see the water supply. There is incredibly pure. We could build water reserves for our entire city by simply constructing this one reservoir but we can't move forward without approval. Have you reached out to ethan hitchcock. He's the secretary of the interior. Yes the previous mayor. Mr phelan as applied to mr hitchcock several times. But he's denied us denied on what grounds he feels that because yosemite national park. There shouldn't be a damn leans back in his chair and strokes his chin thoughtfully. Well now. that's an interesting argument. There are plenty of people who would agree with him. John muir for one yes john. Muir has made his feelings on the matter known to mayor phelan. He thinks there are other places that could do just as well. Isn't that it have. You looked into some of these other locations we have sir but none are so pure or so practical has hetch hetchy. We could buy land cheaply there since it's by the government so it's mainly financial consideration. Well no not exclusively in fact. I've got a letter from your right here. That says the scheme for securing these water rights is as full of graft as any of the lumber company's plans to obtain big blocks of the best timberland. Is that true. Mr manson your throne. You had hoped this would be a friendlier meeting but you gather your thoughts and respond not to my knowledge sir. I'm an engineer. I leave the politicking to other people and yet here. You are in my office in washington making your appeal. You're starting to feel a bit warm. You stand mr pinto. I'm sorry if i've inconvenienced to you. I think i'd better go. But can show has a twinkle in his eye. Sit down. Mr manson. John muir and i are old friends. I happen to disagree with him on this matter. You feel your blood pressure. Drop abandoning sit back down. But if you're going to pursue this plan you better be prepared for one hell of a fight. Now you say the plan for the dam are solid quite solid sir. Then i suggest you proceed. But we've tried sir secretary. Hitchcock won't give his approval pinto looks meaningfully at garfield. Hunan's you leave that to me. You see james. And i serve as informal advisers to the president. We have zere and he's always happy to hear our input. Isn't that right. James garfield nods again hitchcock has been bucking the president since we first got into office if he keeps at him he won't be in his job long now. I think president roosevelt would be very interested in your plans for hetchy. Show did just what he said he would. He introduce manson to president roosevelt and permitted the engineer to lay out the plans for the reservoir firsthand. Roosevelt was impressed. Manson left e. c. Believing that if the city were to push again to dam hetch hetchy. This time the federal government would approve but city politics were working against him. Manson was no longer part of the administration. A new party was in power. And after james phelan left office his successor mayor. Handsome jeans schmitz. Let the plans for the water. Reservoir fall to the wayside until the great disaster on april eighteen. Nineteen o six. The earthquake changed everything three hundred water. Mains were damaged during the shaking leaving water gushing out of broken cast iron pipes while firehoses went dry. The public blame the spring valley water company for the failure of infrastructure advocates. For the damn saw the perfect moment to pounce only a steady supply of freshwater could avoid another similar disaster argued. San francisco was built on a bay. But saltwater couldn't be used to fight fires and emergency since it corrodes machinery perhaps. If the dan had been built before the disaster it's backers argued the city would have had the water reserves in needed. In truth it was water distribution pipes hydrants and spigots not the water supply that had caused the devastation but the supporters of the damn were persuasive and they use the crisis to galvanize public support. Still the project could not move forward without an official go ahead from the federal government ethan. Hitchcock who previously denied plans for the dam was still secretary of the interior and appeared to have no change of opinion on the matter then. Six weeks after the earthquake engineer martin manson received a letter. It was from pinch. Oh the note read. I hope sincerely that. In the regeneration of san francisco it's people will be able to make provision for water supply from the yosemite national park which will probably be equal to any in the world. I will stand ready to render any assistance which lies in my power. It was an intriguing letter but it still wasn't an official approval. The hetch hetchy leaders were grateful for the show of support but with hitchcock still position. As gatekeeper the appeared there was little chance of getting the project to move forward. What back in washington. The political machine was working against hitchcock within the white house. It was clear that the interior secretary and the president did not see eye to eye. Chief.

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"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on American History Tellers

American History Tellers

01:37 min | 2 months ago

"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on American History Tellers

"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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"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

07:06 min | 11 months ago

"ethan hitchcock" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

"Convinced alexander to burn persepolis to the ground. What did alexander think capital idea. When the sun rose on the hung over soldiers and seducers the ancient capital had been reduced to cinder. And ashe do you know who makes excellent points but would never call for the burning of an entire city the folks who are good enough to take the time to review the podcast and the book. I wanna share one from over on pod chaser. Dot com is a really cool website. It's basically the imdb of podcasting. And if you can't review a podcast on your app you can always review it over there. Karen left us a review. I sit through lots of long. Anxiety producing medical procedures and maxi's voice helps to keep me calm and otherwise engaged. Her facts are well researched and organized and her dry wit is an absolute delight. Love this podcast. Thank you so much. 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Heavy drinking by college students is nothing new it even plagued the illustrious united states military academy at west point founded in eighteen to the superintendent general fair prohibited alcohol on campus in eighteen. Twenty six as the winter holidays approached. The students realized this new role was going to be a real buzzkill. Thankfully for their eggnog intentions. And this is back when eggnog was one part liquor to two parts. All the other ingredients whisky and rum were easy to source from nearby taverns a few nights before christmas. Three cadets crossed the river had some drinks at martin's tavern and purchased a few gallons of whiskey to go. They bribed a guard on the dock to look the other way while they snuck the whiskey into the dorm. Only two officers were assigned to monitor the north barracks. That night. lieutenant. William thornton and captain ethan hitchcock. Nothing much was going on. So the pair retired around midnight and about four. A m noise from the cadets floor woke hitchcock was a group of clearly drunk cadets and ordered them back to their rooms that was when hitchcock discovered a second party next door. The students there were so drunk. Some of them tried to hide under blankets and one thought he could avoid detection by pulling his hat down over his face. This second group didn't take the order to disperse as well as the first group had and they decided to arm themselves with annette's pistols and knives and go after hitchcock the drunken cadets gathered their weapons which thornton and hitchcock mistook for the sounds of the party. Resuming returning to the cadets floor hitchcock met future president of the confederacy jefferson davis who ran into the party. Yelling put away the grog boys cabin. Hitchcock's coming hitchcock ordered davis to his room which probably saved him from expulsion and preserved. His future in the military and politics thanks hitchcock. Other cadets began attacking hitchcock thornton showed up and got more of the same. One of the cadets actually shot at hitchcock so hitchcock ordered a student not trying to kill him to get the commandant. The drunken cadets thought he was calling for the regular army that was quartered nearby. More cadets got in on the action about a third of the student body and as rioters are want to do started breaking everything in sight. Furniture windows you. Name it to the tune of four thousand dollars in damage. The commandant finally arrived. And the cadets were cowed into submission bringing an end to the eggnog riot. And that's where we run out of ideas at least for today to celebrate his newly minted relationship with lana people hudson out his private randy and soon everyone in the tribe was drunk as hell for the first time in their lives after seeing hudson and his men off in the morning and dealing with what must have been remarkable hangovers. The locals began referring to the little island where they had met as mahachi tanovic roughly translated as either place of general inebriation or that island where we all got wasted. Today it's pronounced manhattan. See i told you you'd heard of it special. Thanks to today's guest quote readers. John from stories of your and yours soon to be known as inc and ash drew from real feels. Podcast remember you can always find the source links and the script for the episode at your brain. Facts dot com. Thanks for spending part of your day.

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