Proclamation, June 4, 1924

Purpose: To modify the boundaries of Kaniksu National Forest

Date: June 4, 1924

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WHEREAS , By Proclamations, the President of the United States has, at various times, created certain National Forests within the State of Idaho; and

WHEREAS, in order to provide for a proper adjustment of the claims of the State to lands within said National Forests, in satisfaction of its common school grant, a memorandum of agreement was entered into under date of October 4, 1911, between the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and the Governor of the State of Idaho, whereby it was agreed that the said State should relinquish all its title or claim under its grant in aid of common schools to lands included within the said National Forests prior to survey, being the whole or parts of certain sections sixteen and thirty-six, and be allowed to select other lands equivalent in acreage and value lying along and within the boundaries of said National Forests in such position that, when eliminated therefrom, all of said selected lands will lie outside the new exterior boundaries of the National Forests; and

WHEREAS, It appears that the public interests would be promoted by modifying the proclamations affecting the Kaniksu National Forest, so as to exclude the areas first hereinafter described, and also so as to allow the State of Idaho, in furtherance of the above mentioned agreement, to make selections of the lands agreed upon for selection, and hereinafter described, as indemnity in satisfaction of the aforesaid portions of its common school grant;

Now, therefore, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety seven, entitled “An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for other purposes,” do proclaim that the boundaries of the Kaniksu National Forest are hereby modified to exclude therefrom the following areas, to wit

In T. 60 N., R. 3 W., Sec. 16;

In T. 61 N., R. 3 W., Sec. 16:

In T. 62 N., R. 3 W., Sec .16, and that part of Sec. 36 west of the hydrographic divide between the Kootenai and Priest Rivers;

In T. 63 N. , R. 3 W., that part of Sec . 16 west of the hydrographic divide between the Kootenai and Priest Rivers, and all Sec. 36;

In T. 60 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 36;

In T. 61 N., R. 4 W., Lots 1 ,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and NW ¼ SW 1/4 Sec. 16, and all
Sec. 36;

In T. 62 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 36;

In T. 63 N., R. 4 W., Secs. 16 and 36;

In T. 64 N., R. 4 W., that part of Sec. 16 west of the hydrographic divide between the Kootenai and Priest Rivers, and all Sec. 36;

Boise Meridian.

And I do also proclaim, under authority of the aforesaid act of June for school grant in fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, that the said proclamations affecting the Kaniksu National Forest, are hereby further modified so as to admit of immediate selection by the State of Idaho, as indemnity in partial satisfaction of its common school grant and in furtherance of the before mentioned agreement of October 4, 1911, and not otherwise, of the following described lands within the said Kaniksu National Forest, Idaho, to wit:

In T. 58 N., R. 2 W. , Lot 7 , Sec. 6, all Sec .18;

In T. 57 N. , R. 3 W., Lots 1, 2, and 7, Sec. 4, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and SE 1/2, and
SW 1/4, Sec. 18, NW 1/4, NE 1/4 Sec.19;

In T. 58 N. , R. 3 W., S ½ NW ¼ Sec. 1, Lot 2 , S 1/2 N ½ and SW 1/4 Sec. 3;

In T. 59 N., R. 3 W., Lot 4, SW ½ NW ¼ and W ½ SW ¼ Sec. 2;

In T. 60 N., R. 3 W., E ½ Sec. 10;

In T. 64 N., R. 3 W., Lot 1, Sec. 31;

In T. 57 N., R. 4 W., Lots 8, 9, 10, and 13 and E ½ SE ¼ Sec .7, N ½ and S ½ SE ¼ Sec.13, Lot 1, Sec. 20, SE ¼ SW ¼ NE ¼ NE ¼, NE ¼ NE ¼ NW ¼ NE ¼ , N ½ NW ¼ NW ¼ NE ¼ and NE ¼ SE ¼ NW ¼ NE ¼ Sec. 22, E ½ NE ¼ and SW ¼ SW ¼ Sec .25, SW ¼ NW ¼ and W ½ SW ¼ Sec. 35;

In T. 58 N., R. 4 W., Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8, S ½ NE ¼ , SE ¼ NW ¼, E ½ SW ¼ and SE ¼ Sec. 4, Lots 1, 5 and 9, Sec. 5, Lots 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16 , Sec . 6. Lot 3, Sec. 8, E ½, NE ¼ NW ¼ and Lots 1, 3 and 5, Sec. 9, all Sec. 10, NW ¼ and S ½ Sec.15;

In T. 59 N., R. 4 W., E ½, SW ¼ NW ¼ Sec. 2, Lots 5 and 8, Sec. 7, Lots 7, 9 and 13, Sec. 18, Lots 5, 9, 10 and 13, Sec. 19, Lots 13 and 14, Sec. 30, Lots 10 and 12, Sec. 31;

In T. 60 N., R. 4 W., Lot 1, Sec. 28;

In T. 61 N., R. 4 W., Lot 1, Sec. 33;

In T. 63 N., R. 4 W., Lot 4, Sec. 3;

In T. 64 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 25, NW ¼ , NE ¼ , S ½ NE ¼ , NW ¼ and S ½
Sec. 27, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and E ½ W ½ Sec. 31, N ½ NE ¼, SW ¼ NE ¼, NW ¼ NW ¼ SE ¼ Sec. 35;

In T. 58 N., R. 5 W., Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, Sec. 1;

In T. 59 N., R. 5 W., Lot 2, Sec. 12 , Lot 1 Sec. 13, and Lot 2, Sec. 36;

Boise Meridian.

Provided, that all selections made by the State of Idaho hereunder must be filed within one year from the date of this proclamation, and the lands embraced in selections made by the State of Idaho hereunder to the extent that such selections receive the final approval of the Secretary of the Interior, be, and the same are, hereby declared eliminated from the Kaniksu National Forest, such eliminations to become effective from the date of such approvals.

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 4th day of June, 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 David McCann who prepared this document for digital publication.

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