Proclamation, July 2, 1924

Purpose: Adding to the Pinnacles National Monument in the State of California

Date: July 2, 1924

(Original document available here)


WHEREAS, it appears that the public interest would be promoted by adding to the Pinnacles National Monument in the State of California, certain adjoining lands on which are located a spring of water and valuable camping sites.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States of America, by authority of the power in me vested by section two of the act of Congress entitled, “ An Act for the Preservation of American antiquities”, approved June eighth, nineteen hundred and six (34 Stat., 225) do proclaim that the E 1/2 of Section 4, in T. 17 S., R. 7 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, is hereby reserved from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, subject to all valid existing claims, and set apart as an addition to the Pinnacles National Monument and that the boundaries of the said National Monument are now as shown on the diagram hereto annexed and made a part hereof .

Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy or remove any feature of this Monument and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands thereof.

The Director of the National Park Service, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, shall have the supervision, management, and control of this Monument as provided in the Act of Congress entitled, “ An act to establish a National Park Service and for other purposes, ” approved August twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and sixteen (39 Stat., 535) and Acts additional thereto or amendatory thereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE in the city of Washington this 2nd day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-eighth.


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 Robert Manchester who prepared this document for digital publication.

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