Monuments Established March 4, 1913, to March 3, 1921

National Monuments Established by Woodrow Wilson via the Antiquities Act:

March 4, 1913, to March 3, 1921

 

Cabrillo, CA, Proclamation No. 1255, 38 Stat. 1965 (October 14, 1913)

Area reserved: “21,910 square feet, more or less.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Cabrillo “Acres Affected” as “0.50.”)

 

Papago Saguaro, AZ, Proclamation No. 1262, 38 Stat. 1991 (January 31, 1914)

Area reserved: “2,050.43 Acres” (from diagram).

Click here to see the Papago Saguaro National Monument proclamation

 

Dinosaur, UT, Proclamation No. 1313, 39 Stat. 1752 (October 4, 1915)

Area reserved: “the unsurveyed northwest quarter of the southeast quarter and the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section twenty-six, township four south, range twenty-three east, Salt Lake meridian, Utah, as shown upon the diagram.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Dinosaur “Acres Affected” as “80.”)

Click here to see the Dinosaur National Monument proclamation

 

Walnut Canyon, AZ, Proclamation No. 1318, 39 Stat. 1761 (November 30, 1915)

Area reserved: “The southwest quarter of section twenty-five, the south half of section twenty-six, the north half of section thirty-five, and the northwest quarter of section thirty-six, township twenty-one north, range eight east, Gila and Salt River Meridian, as shown upon the diagram.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Walnut Canyon “Acres Affected” as “960.”)

 

Bandelier, NM, Proclamation No. 1322, 39 Stat. 1764 (February 11, 1916)

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

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Bandelier “Acres Affected” as “23,352.”)

 

Sieur de Monts, ME, Proclamation No. 1339, 39 Stat. 1785 (July 8, 1916)

Area reserved: “about five thousand acres.”

Wilson was the first president to proclaim a national monument east of the Mississippi under the authority of the Antiquities Act.

Click here to see the Sieur de Monts National Monument proclamation

 

Capulin Mountain, NM, Proclamation No. 1340, 39 Stat. 1792 (August 9, 1916)

Area reserved: “680.37 acres” (from diagram).

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Capulin Mountain “Acres Affected” as “640.42.”)

Click here to see the Capulin Mountain National Monument proclamation

 

Old Kasaan, AK, Proclamation No. 1351, 39 Stat. 1812 (October 25, 1916)

Area reserved: “all that certain tract of land, in the Territory of Alaska, shown as the Old

Kasaan National Monument on the diagram” which the diagram displays using degrees of latitude and longitude in combination with natural and man-made elements.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Old Kasaan “Acres Affected” as “43.”)

 

Verendrye, ND, Proclamation No. 1380, 40 Stat. 1677 (June 29, 1917)

Area reserved: “253.04 Acres.”

 

Casa Grande, AZ, Proclamation No. 1470, 40 Stat. 1818 (August 3, 1918)

Area reserved: “the boundaries of said national monument being as shown on diagram annexed to said proclamation of December 10, 1909” which the diagram displays using the township and range system.

No acreage listed in the proclamation or on the diagram.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Casa Grande “Acres Affected” as “480.”)

 

Katmai, AK, Proclamation No. 1487, 40 Stat. 1855 (September 24, 1918)

Area reserved: “approximately 1,700 square miles of land.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Katmai “Acres Affected” as “1,088,000.”)

Wilson was the first president to proclaim a national monument reserving more than one million acres under the authority of the Antiquities Act.

Click here to see the Katmai National Monument proclamation

 

Scotts Bluff, NE, Proclamation No. 1547, 41 Stat. 1779 (December 12, 1919)

Area reserved: “embracing 2,053.83 acres.”

Click here to see the Scotts Bluff National Monument proclamation

 

Yucca House, CO, Proclamation No. 1549, 41 Stat. 1781 (December 19, 1919)

Area reserved: “10 acres, more or less.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Yucca House “Acres Affected” as “9.60.”)

 

~~ Fair Use is encouraged! Text and Images © Kurt Angersbach / Westernlabs ~~

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s