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100 Years of the Raker Act:

10/15/13 - 12/31/2013

Main Library

Government Information Center - 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

Lava Mae Free Mobile Showers
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 8:30 am
Main Library, Fulton Street Steps
Swing Into Stories
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 9:30 am
Cayuga Playground,
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10:00 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area

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Tai Chi with Jackie Kuang
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Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11:00 am
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Heart/Mind Meditation
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 12:15 pm
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