Monuments Modified March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945

National Monuments Modified by Franklin D. Roosevelt via the Antiquities Act:

March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945

(FDR passed away on April 12, 1945; Truman was his VP)

 

Pinnacles, CA, Proclamation No. 2050, 48 Stat. 1701 (July 11, 1933)

Added “the following-described lands in California” which are listed using the township and range system.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Pinnacles “Acres Affected” as “4805.”)

 

White Sands, NM, Proclamation No. 2108, 49 Stat. 3426 (Nov. 28, 1934)

Added “158.91 acres.”

 

Fort Matanzas, FL, Proclamation No. 2114, 49 Stat. 3433 (Jan. 9, 1935)

Added “the following-described lands in Florida” which are described by metes and bounds.

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists the Fort Matanzas “Acres Affected” as “88.”)

 

Muir Woods, CA, Proclamation No. 2122, 49 Stat. 3443 (Apr. 5, 1935)

Added “1.36 acres.”

 

Katmai, AK, Proclamation No. 2177, 49 Stat. 3523 (June 15, 1936)

Proclamation No. 1487 and Proclamation No. 1950 “modified so as to make the reservations contained therein subject to valid claims under the public-land laws affecting any lands within the aforesaid Katmai National Monument existing when the proclamations were issued and since maintained.”

 

Montezuma Castle, AZ, Proclamation No. 2226, 50 Stat. 1817 (Feb. 23, 1937)

Added “360 acres.”

 

Death Valley, CA and NV, Proclamation No. 2228, 50 Stat. 1823 (Mar. 26, 1937)

Added “approximately 305,920 acres.”

 

Tonto, AZ, Proclamation No. 2230, 50 Stat. 1825 (Apr. 1, 1937)

Added “approximately 480 acres.”

 

Wupatki, AZ, Proclamation No. 2243, 50 Stat. 1841 (July 9, 1937)

Added “33,631.20 acres.”

 

Statue of Liberty, NY, Proclamation No. 2250, 51 Stat. 393 (Sept. 7, 1937)

Added “All lands on Bedloe’s Island, New York, not now a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, including all uplands and marginal submerged lands and such wharves, warehouses, and other lands as comprised Fort Wood prior to evacuation thereof as a military reservation.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial lists this under “Fort Wood National Monument” and lists the “Acres Affected” as “7.88.”)

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO, Proclamation No. 2286, 52 Stat. 1548 (May 16, 1938)

Added “100 acres.”

 

Chiricahua, AZ, Proclamation No. 2288, 52 Stat. 1551 (June 10, 1938)

Added “approximately 6,407 acres.”

 

Dinosaur, CO, Proclamation No. 2290, 53 Stat. 2454 (July 14, 1938)

Added “203,885 acres.”

 

White Sands, NM, Proclamation No. 2295, 53 Stat. 2465 (Aug. 29, 1938)

Excluded “therefrom all sections now included therein of the right-of-way for United States Highway Route 70.”

 

Walnut Canyon, AZ, Proclamation No. 2300, 53 Stat. 2469 (Sept. 24, 1938)

Added “913.16 acres.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial does not include Roosevelt’s addition on its list describing Walnut Canyon.)

 

Arches, UT, Proclamation No. 2312, 53 Stat. 2504 (Nov. 25, 1938)

Added “approximately 29,160 acres.”

 

Glacier Bay, AK, Proclamation No. 2330, 53 Stat. 2534 (Apr. 18, 1939)

Added “approximately 904,960 acres.”

 

Big Hole Battlefield, MT, Proclamation No. 2339, 53 Stat. 2544 (June 29, 1939)

Added “195 acres.”

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO, Proclamation No. 2372, 54 Stat. 2669 (Oct. 28, 1939)

Added “2760 acres more or less.”

 

Scotts Bluff, NE, Proclamation No. 2391, 54 Stat. 2690 (Mar. 29, 1940)

Added two tracts, one of “7.17 acres” and one of “46.17 acres.”

 

Grand Canyon, AZ, Proclamation No. 2393, 54 Stat. 2692 (Apr. 4, 1940)

Excluded “approximately 71,854 acres.”

 

Wupatki, AZ, Proclamation No. 2454, 55 Stat. 1608 (Jan. 22, 1941)

Excluded “52.27 acres.”

 

Ocmulgee, GA, Proclamation No. 2493, 55 Stat. 1654 (June 13, 1941)

Added “5 acres, more or less.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial does not include this Roosevelt addition on its list, nor does it include Roosevelt’s proclamation [No. 2212] regarding Congress’s act authorizing establishment of Ocmulgee.)

 

Craters of the Moon, ID, Proclamation No. 2499, 55 Stat. 1660 (July 18, 1941)

Excluded “a strip of land situated in section 3, Township 1 North, Range 24 East, and sections 25, 34, 35 and 36, Township 2 North, Range 24 East, Boise Meridian, Butte County, Idaho, as shown on a map prepared by the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Highways, State of Idaho, on file in the General Land Office, Department of the Interior” for a highway right-of-way.

 

Pinnacles, CA, Proclamation No. 2528, 55 Stat. 1709 (Dec. 5, 1941)

Added “4,589.26 acres.” (Just two days before Pearl Harbor)

 

Katmai, AK, Proclamation No. 2564, 56 Stat. 1972 (Aug. 4, 1942)

Added “all islands in Cook Inlet and Shelikof Strait in front of and within five miles of the Katmai National Monument, established by Proclamation of September 24, 1918 (40 Stat. 1855) and enlarged by Proclamation of April 24, 1931 (47 Stat. 2453), are hereby reserved.”

(NPS Antiquities Act Centennial includes Roosevelt’s 1942 addition on its list describing Katmai, but shows no data under “Acres Affected.”)

 

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