Woodside in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A Monument to Water
Erected by Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 37° 29.012′ N, 122° 19.021′ W. Marker is in Woodside, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Cañada Road near Edgewood Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Cañada Road, Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Filoli (approx. one mile away); Len Turner (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite (approx. 2 miles away); Town of West Union (approx. 2 miles away); City of San Carlos Veterans Memorial (approx. 2½ miles away); Ralston HallSan Carlos Station (approx. 3½ miles away); San Carlos Depot (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodside.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Plugas Water Temple
Also see . . . Hetch Hetchy - Wikipedia. In 1906, after a major earthquake and subsequent fire that devastated San Francisco, the inadequacy of the city's water system was made tragically clear. San Francisco applied to the United States Department of the Interior to gain water rights to Hetch Hetchy...In 1923, the O'Shaughnessy Dam was completed on the Tuolumne River, flooding the entire valley under the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.] The dam and reservoir are the centerpiece of the Hetch Hetchy Project, which in 1934 began to deliver water 167 miles (269 km) west to San Francisco and its client municipalities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. (Submitted on February 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 266 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.