Proclamation, February 2, 1925

Purpose: To Establish a game refuge in South Dakota

Date: February 2, 1925

(Original document available here)


Whereas it appears that certain lands in the State of South Dakota, described in section one of the Act of Congress approved June seventh, nineteen hundred and twenty-four (43 Stat., 634), have been found to be of the character suitable for use as a game refuge;

Now, therefore, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by section one of the aforesaid Act of June seventh, nineteen hundred and twenty four, entitled “An Act To authorize the withdrawal of lands for the protection of antelope and other game animals and birds,” do proclaim that the public lands in the following described area in South Dakota, partly within the Custer National Forest, are hereby reserved from entry and disposition, and designated and set aside for use as a game refuge.

Black Hills Meridian

In T. 18 N., R. 7 E., all Secs. 13 to 36, inclusive.

In T. 18 N., R. 8 E., all Secs. 17, 18, 19 and 20, W 1/2 Sec. 21, all Secs, 29, 30, 31, and 32.

The withdrawal made by this proclamation shall be subject to valid rights and entries initiated under the public land laws prior to the said Act of June seventh, nineteen hundred twenty-four, and to existing withdrawals for national forest purposes affecting a portion of the lands involved.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this 2d day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-ninth.


Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December, 1923 to March, 1925

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Carolyn Ledewitz who prepared this document for digital publication.

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