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, 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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Proclamation, September 30, 1925

April 13, 2021

Purpose: Change in the boundaries of several National Forests and the transfer of a portion of the Angeles National Forest to the Morongo Indians. Date: September 30, 1925 (Original document available here) Whereas, it appears that the public good will be promoted by excluding from the Angeles National Forest, in California, certain areas and temporarily withdrawing the […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 5, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes on agriculture, and praises the recent efforts of the Farm Board concerning the agricultural sector. (Original document available here) The problem of agriculture in recent years has seemed so much the disposition of surplus production that very little public thought has been given to soil exhaustion. Yet […]

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