Proclamation, May 11, 1925

Purpose: To adjust the boundaries of the Wenatchee National Forest 

Date: May 11, 1925 

(Original document available here)

WHEREAS, an Executive order effective July 1, 1921, included in the Wenatchee National Forest a portion of the area transferred there from by proclamation dated June 28, 1910, and

WHEREAS, it appears that certain lands within the area described in the act of Congress approved September 22, 1922 (42 Stat., 1036), which have been found to be chiefly valuable for national forest purposes, should be added to the Wenatchee National Forest in the State of Washington;

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 Congress, entitled, “An Act For the inclusion of certain lands in the Wenatchee National Forest, the Olympic National Forest, and the Snoqualmie National Forest, all in the State of Washington, and for other purposes”, do proclaim that the boundaries of the Wenatchee National Forest are hereby changed to include the areas indicated as additions on the diagram hereto annexed and forming a part hereof.

The withdrawal made by this proclamation shall, as to all lands which are at this date embraced in any valid existing entry under the public land laws or reserved for any public purpose, be subject to, and shall not interfere with or defeat legal rights under such entry, nor prevent the use for such public purpose of lands so reserved, so long as such entry is legally maintained, or such reservation remains in force.

And I do also proclaim that Executive Order No. 3819 of April 9, 1923, withdrawing certain lands in aid of the classification contemplated by the said act of September 22, 1922, is hereby revoked in so far as it affects the following described lands:

In T. 26 N., R. 20 E., W. M., NE¼ NE¼ Sec. 10, W½ W½ NE¼ and E½ NE¼ NW¼ Sec. 15;

In T. 26 N., R. 20 E., W. M., SE¼ SE¼ NW¼ and S½ SW¼ Sec. 4, and E½ SE¼ SW¼ Sec. 24.

And I do further proclaim and make known that, pursuant to Public Resolution No. 29 of February 14, 1920 (41 Stat., 434), 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 and 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 11th day of May 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 forty-ninth.

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 Robert Manchester, who prepared this document for digital publication.

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