Proclamation, August 5, 1924

Purpose: Designate Land To Be Set Aside in the Cherokee National Forest

Date: August 5, 1924

(Original document available here)

WHEREAS, it appears that the designation and setting aside of the areas in the States of Tennessee and Georgia, hereinafter indicated, for the protection of game animals, birds, and fish will promote the public good:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the act of Congress approved August eleventh, nineteen hundred and sixteen entitled “An act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and for other purposes,” do proclaim that there are hereby designated and set aside for the protection of game animals, within the Cherokee National Forest in the States of Tennessee and Georgia , purchased under the provisions of the act of March first , nineteen hundred and eleven (Thirty-sixth Statutes at Large, page nine hundred and sixty-one) , entitled “An act to enable any State to cooperate with any other State or States, or with the United States, for the protection of water sheds of navigable streams, and to appoint a commission for the acquisition of lands for the purpose of conserving the navigability of navigable streams,” and acts supplementary thereto and amendatory thereof, as shown on the diagram forming a part hereof, to be known as the Cherokee National Game Refuges Numbers One and Two.

Warning is hereby given to all persons not to hunt, catch, trap, willfully disturb or kill any kind of game animal, game or nongame bird, or fish, or to take the eggs of any such bird, on any lands herein designated or in or on the waters thereof, except under such general rules and regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of Agriculture.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE at the city of Washington this 5th day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-ninth.

Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December, 1923 to March, 1925

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Robert Manchester, who prepared this document for digital publication.

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