Hunting Suspension Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Hunting Suspension Proclamation Date: October 23, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: With Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge out of state at a speaking engagement in Frederick, Maryland, Lieutenant Governor Channing H. Cox, in his role as Acting Governor, suspended hunting in Massachusetts in response to drought conditions and forest fires. (Original document available here) For the purpose of protecting […]

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Fire Prevention Day Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Fire Day Proclamation Date: September 10, 1920 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Summary: Governor Coolidge a day to focus on fire prevention measures to promote actions that may reduce the risk of losses to the public resulting from fires. (Original document available here) In accordance with former custom, with a desire to promote the safety of property and to encourage […]

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Arbor and Bird Day Proclamation, 1919

May 27, 2021

Title: Arbor and Bird Day Proclamation Date: April 5, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Context: Governor Coolidge proclaims April 26, 1919 as Arbor and Bird Day in Massachusetts. (Original document available here) By virtue of the authority and under the direction of the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which for humane, scientific and artistic reasons encourages the planting and […]

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Proclamation, January 15, 1926

April 21, 2021

Purpose: To adjust the boundaries of the Shasta National Forest Date: January 15, 1926 (Original document available here) WHEREAS, since the issuance of the proclamation of June 19, 1912, the boundaries of the Shasta National Forest, in California, have been changed through transfer from the Lassen National Forest and through exclusion of a small area by […]

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Proclamation, March 3, 1926

April 20, 2021

Purpose: To proclaim and celebrate American Forest Week Date: March 3, 1926 (Original document available here) In again proclaiming American Forest Week it is fitting that, while giving full weight to the evils resulting from impoverished forests and idle land, I should lay stress upon the outward spread of forestry in industrial practice and land usage. Too […]

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