Monuments Established March 4, 1921, to August 2, 1923

National Monuments Established by Warren G. Harding via the Antiquities Act:

March 4, 1921, to August 2, 1923

(Harding passed away while in office; Coolidge was his VP)

 

Lehman Caves, NV, Proclamation No. 1618, 42 Stat. 2260 (January 24, 1922)

Area reserved: “593.03 Acres.”

 

Timpanogos Cave, UT, Proclamation No. 1640, 42 Stat. 2285 (October 14, 1922)

Area reserved: “250 Acres.”

 

Fossil Cycad, SD, Proclamation No. 1641, 42 Stat. 2286 (October 21, 1922)

Area reserved: “Embracing 320 Acres.”

 

Aztec Ruin, NM, Proclamation No. 1650, 42 Stat. 2295 (January 24, 1923)

Area reserved: “4.6 ACRES” (from diagram).

(Name later changed to “Aztec Ruins National Monument,” on July 2, 1928; see Proclamation No. 1840.)

Click here to see the Aztec Ruin National Monument proclamation

 

Mound City Group, OH, Proclamation No. 1653, 42 Stat. 2298 (March 2, 1923)

Area reserved: “fifty-seven (57) acres, more or less.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists Hovenweep, then Mound City, which reverses their issue order as seen via the proclamation numbers.)

 

Hovenweep, CO and UT, Proclamation No. 1654, 42 Stat. 2299 (March 2, 1923)

Area reserved: “Embracing 285.8 acres.”

 

Pipe Spring, AZ, Proclamation No. 1663, 43 Stat. 1913 (May 31, 1923)

Area reserved: “Embracing 40 Acres.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists Pipe Spring as “Pipe Springs” though the current NPS website for this monument lists the name as “Pipe Spring.”

Click here to see the Pipe Spring National Monument proclamation

 

Bryce Canyon, UT, Proclamation No. 1664, 43 Stat. 1914 (June 8, 1923)

Area reserved: “APPROX.AREA – 7,440 ACRES” (from diagram).

 

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