Proclamation, December 10, 1925

Purpose: To adjust the boundaries of Umatilla National Forest

Date: December 10, 1925

(Original document available here)

Whereas, by an Executive Order dated November 5, 1920, the Wenaha National Forest in Oregon and Washington was consolidated with the Umatilla National Forest; and

Whereas, it appears that certain of the lands within the State of Oregon described in the Act of Congress approved March 4, 1925 (43 Stat., 1279), found by the Secretary of Agriculture to be chiefly valuable for national forest purposes should be added to the Umatilla National Forest.

Now, therefore, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the United Vol .43, p. 1279. States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the afore said act of March 4, 1925, entitled “An Act To add certain lands to the Umatilla, Wallowa, and Whitman National Forests in Oregon,” do proclaim that the following described public lands are hereby added to the Umatilla National Forest, subject to valid existing entries, namely:


And I do also proclaim that Executive Order No. 4220 of May 8, 1925, withdrawing certain lands in aid of the classification contemplated by the above mentioned act of March 4, 1925, is hereby revoked in so far as it affects the following described lands:

In T. 2 S., R. 36 E., W. M., SW4 SW14 Sec . 5 and NWY4 SW44 Sec. 24.

And I do further proclaim and make known that, pursuant to Released lands Public Resolution No. 29 of February 14, 1920 (41 Stat., 434), as amended by Resolutions Nos. 36 and 79, approved January 21 and December 28, 1922, respectively (42 Stat., 358, 1067), it is hereby ordered that the public lands in the above described released areas, subject to valid rights, shall be opened to entry only under the homestead or desert land laws by qualified ex-service men of the war with Germany, under the terms and conditions of said resolutions and the regulations issued thereunder for a period of ninety-one days, beginning with the sixty-third day from and after the date hereof, and thereafter if unentered to appropriation under any public land law applicable thereto by the general public. Subsequent to the date hereof and prior to the date of restoration to general disposition as herein provided no right may be acquired to the restored land by settlement in advance of entry, or otherwise except strictly in accordance herewith.

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 10th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fiftieth.

Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December, 1925 to March, 1927

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Fr. Stephen Lawson who prepared this document for digital publication.

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