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Petition from the Hypatia Women's Club of San Francisco Supporting Granting San Francisco Water Rights to Lake Eleanor and Hetch Hetchy, February 2, 191

While many women's clubs wrote to Congress asking for the preservation of the Hetch Hetchy Valley, women's club from San Francisco tended to support the idea of building a dam in the Valley. In their petition, the Hypatia Women's Club of San Francisco stressed that the Hetch Hetchy Valley provided the only source of pure and safe drinking water for San Francisco. They questioned the desire of preservationists to sacrifice the needs of people to preserve every tree.

RG 46, Records of the U.S. Senate

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