Teddy Rosevelt was president and he managed to protect Yosemite, the glorious canyon in California’s Sierra Nevada’s Mountains. That canyon had a companion, the one cut by the Tuolumne River in its own gorge just to the north. Rosevelt tried to protect that one too, but wasn’t successful. That broke John Muir’s heart. In 1906 the “Great Earthquake and Fire” devastated San Francisco and my family. The pressure to rebuild, made San Francisco’s demand for that river irresistable. Dams were built and by 1934 the Tuolumne River water began arriving. That is why water in San Francisco tastes so darn good. And that water allowed for the economic growth that supports our nation. But the cost is greater that just what is paid for a gallon of water. I took this video out a commercial aircraft window flying to San Francisco in 2022 to visit my family.