San Francisco Public Library

100 Years of the Raker Act:

10/15/13 - 12/31/2013

Main Library

Government Information Center Exhibit Space - 5th Floor

100 Larkin St.

This exhibit documents the 100 year anniversary of the passage of the Raker Act.

The Raker Act was a controversial congressional act that allowed the creation of the O’Shaughnessy Dam and flood Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. It provided, much needed, water for the city of San Francisco. John Muir fought the act and the damming of the Hetch Hetchy.

Upcoming Events

Veterans Resource Center Drop-In
Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:00 pm
Main Library, Golden Gate Rm - 5th Fl
Baby Rhyme Time & Playtime: Spanish-English
Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:15 pm
Mission, Mission Children's Area
Ballot Answer Table
Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:30 pm
North Beach, North Beach General Floor Area

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Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Introduction to Immigrant Stories
Friday, October 21, 2016, 3:30 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
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Friday, October 21, 2016, 4:00 pm
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