Monuments Established June 8, 1906, to March 3, 1909

National Monuments Established by Theodore Roosevelt via the Antiquities Act:

June 8, 1906, to March 3, 1909

 

Devils Tower, WY, Proclamation No. 658, 34 Stat. 3236 (September 24, 1906)

Area reserved: “1152.91 acres” (from proclamation).

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Devils Tower “Acres Affected” as “1,193.91.”)

Click here to see the Devils Tower National Monument proclamation

Click here to go to the NPS Devils Tower web site

 

El Morro, NM, Proclamation No. 695, 34 Stat. 3264 (December 8, 1906)

Area reserved: “160 acres” (from proclamation).

 

Montezuma Castle, AZ, Proclamation No. 696, 34 Stat. 3265 (December 8, 1906)

Area reserved: “160 acres” (from proclamation).

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Montezuma Castle “Acres Affected” as “161.39.”)

 

Petrified Forest, AZ, Proclamation No. 697, 34 Stat. 3266 (December 8, 1906)

Area reserved: “60,776.02 acres” (from proclamation).

Click here to see the Petrified Forest National Monument proclamation

 

Chaco Canyon, NM, Proclamation No. 740, 35 Stat. 2119 (March 11, 1907)

Area reserved: “20,629.40 acres” (from proclamation).

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Chaco Canyon “Acres Affected” as “10,643.13.”)

 

Cinder Cone, CA, Proclamation No. 753, 35 Stat. 2131 (May 6, 1907)

Area reserved: “all the tracts of land, in the State of California, shown as the Cinder Cone National Monument on the diagram” which the proclamation displays using the township and range system.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Cinder Cone “Acres Affected” as “5,120.”)

Click here to see the Cinder Cone National Monument proclamation

 

Lassen Peak, CA, Proclamation No. 754, 35 Stat. 2132 (May 6, 1907)

Area reserved: “all the tracts of land, in the State of California, shown as the Lassen Peak National Monument on the diagram” which the proclamation displays using the township and range system.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the name as “Lassen Volcanic” and the “Acres Affected” as “1,280.”)

Click here to see the Lassen Peak National Monument proclamation

 

Gila Cliff-Dwellings, NM, Proclamation No. 781, 35 Stat. 2162 (November 16, 1907)

Area reserved: “all the tracts of land, in the Territory of New Mexico, shown as the Gila Cliff-Dwellings National Monument on the diagram” which the proclamation displays using the township and range system.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the name as “Gila Cliff Dwellings” and the “Acres Affected” as “160.”)

Click here to see the Gila Cliff-Dwellings National Monument proclamation

 

Tonto, AZ, Proclamation No. 787, 35 Stat. 2168 (December 19, 1907)

Area reserved: “640 acres” (from proclamation).

“Diagram attached to and made a part of the proclamation dated December 19, 1907.”

Click here to see the Tonto National Monument proclamation

 

Muir Woods, CA, Proclamation No. 793, 35 Stat. 2174 (January 9, 1908)

Area reserved: “two-hundred ninety-five acres a little more or less” (in text) or “about 295 acres” (from proclamation).

First national monument created from lands donated by private individuals (William and Elizabeth Thatcher Kent) to the federal government specifically for preservation under the Antiquities Act, as permitted in Section 2 of the Act.

Click here to see the Muir Woods National Monument proclamation

 

Grand Canyon, AZ, Proclamation No. 794, 35 Stat. 2175 (January 11, 1908)

Area reserved: “all the tracts of land, in the Territory of Arizona, shown as the Grand Canyon National Monument on the diagram” which the proclamation displays using the township and range system. (See Monument News for discussion of alternate acreage figures.)

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Grand Canyon “Acres Affected” as “808,120.”)

Click here to see the Grand Canyon National Monument proclamation

 

Pinnacles, CA, Proclamation No. 796, 35 Stat. 2177 (January 16, 1908)

Area reserved: “all the tracts of land, in the State of California, shown as the Pinnacles National Monument on the diagram” which the proclamation displays using the township and range system.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Pinnacles “Acres Affected” as “1,320.”)

Click here to see the Pinnacles National Monument proclamation

 

Jewel Cave, SD, Proclamation No. 799, 35 Stat. 2180 (February 7, 1908)

Area reserved: “all the tracts of land, in the State of South Dakota, shown as the Jewel Cave National Monument on the diagram” which the proclamation displays using the township and range system.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Jewel Cave “Acres Affected” as “1,274.56.”)

Click  here to see the Jewel Cave National Monument proclamation

 

Natural Bridges, UT, Proclamation No. 804, 35 Stat. 2183 (April 16, 1908)

Area reserved: “forty acres in square form with side lines running north and south and east and west equidistant from the respective centers of said bridges”—“Augusta Bridge, Caroline Bridge and the Little Bridge”—for a total of 120 acres.

Click here to see the Natural Bridges National Monument proclamation

 

Lewis and Clark Cavern, MT, Proclamation No. 807, 35 Stat. 2187 (May 11, 1908)

Area reserved: “one hundred and sixty acres of land in square form with side lines running north and south and all sides equidistant from the main entrance to said cavern.”

Click here to see the Lewis and Clark Cavern National Monument proclamation

 

Tumacacori, AZ, Proclamation No. 821, 35 Stat. 2205 (September 15, 1908)

Area reserved: “one Carmen Mendez, whose homestead entry is No. 3035, has relinquished to the United States ten acres of ground thereof upon which said mission ruin is located, and the Secretary of the Interior has accepted such relinquishment for the purposes specified in said Act” (also written in proclamation as “the Tumacacori Mission ruins and ten acres of land upon which the same are located”).

 

Wheeler, CO, Proclamation No. 831, 35 Stat. 2214 (December 7, 1908)

Area reserved: “all the tracts of land, in the State of Colorado, shown as the Wheeler National Monument on the diagram” which the proclamation displays using the township and range system.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Wheeler “Acres Affected” as “300.”)

Click here to see the Wheeler National Monument proclamation

 

Mount Olympus, WA, Proclamation No. 869, 35 Stat. 2247 (March 2, 1909)

Area reserved: “all the tracts of land, in the counties of Jefferson, Clallam, Mason and Chehalis, in the State of Washington, shown as the Mount Olympus National Monument on the diagram” which the proclamation displays using the township and range system.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Mount Olympus “Acres Affected” as “639,200.”)

Click here to see the Mount Olympus National Monument proclamation

 

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