Proclamation, July 12, 1926

Purpose: To add lands to the Tahoe National Forest

Date: July 12, 1926

(Original document available here)

Whereas, it appears that certain of the public lands within the States of California and Nevada described in the act of Congress approved February 20, 1925 (43 Stat., 954), found by the Secretary of Agriculture to be chiefly valuable for national forest purposes should be added to the Tahoe National Forest.

Now, therefore, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the aforesaid act of February 20, 1925, entitled “An Act for the inclusion of certain lands in the Plumas National Forest, California, and for other purposes,” do proclaim that the following described public lands are hereby added to the Tahoe National Forest, subject to valid claims and the provisions of existing withdrawals:


And I do also proclaim that Executive Order No. 4203 of April 14, 1925, withdrawing certain public lands in aid of the classification contemplated by the above mentioned act of February 20, 1925, is hereby revoked in so far as it affects the following described lands in California and Nevada:


And I do further proclaim and make known that pursuant to 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 and the provisions of existing withdrawals, 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 rights 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 12th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-first.

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 Quincy Gerald who prepared this document for digital publication.

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