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John F. Kennedy: Proclamation 3539—Revising the Boundaries of the Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
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John F. Kennedy
Proclamation 3539—Revising the Boundaries of the Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
May 27, 1963
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By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas, the. Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, was established for the preservation and protection of prehistoric, aboriginal ruins by Proclamation No. 1322 of February 11, 1916 (39 Stat. 1764), and was enlarged by Proclamation No. 1991 of February 25, 1932 (47 Stat. 2503), and Proclamation No. 3388 of January 9, 1961 (75 Stat. 1014); and

Whereas, certain lands of the United States comprising approximately 2882 acres, contiguous to and west of lands of the monument, formerly administered by the Atomic Energy Commission were determined to be in excess of the needs of that agency, and were transferred to the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior on March 5, 1963, with the approval of the General Services Administration; and

Whereas, it appears that it would be in the public interest to add such transferred lands to the Bandelier National Monument because they possess unusual scenic character together with geologic and topographic features, the preservation of which would implement the purposes of such monument; and

Whereas, it appears that it would be in the public interest to exclude from the detached Otowi section of the monument approximately 3,925 acres of land containing limited archeological values which have been fully researched and are not needed to complete the interpretive story of the Bandelier National Monument:

Now, Therefore, I, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225; 16 U.S.C. 431), and otherwise, do proclaim as follows:

Subject to any valid interests or rights, the following described parcel of land is hereby added to and reserved as a part of the Bandelier National Monument; and the boundaries of such monument are extended accordingly:

NEW MEXICO PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN

Beginning at the southeast corner of Baca location numbered 1, being also a point of the Sandoval-Las Alamos County line; thence westerly along said county line a distance of approximately one mile, said point being at or near M. P. 1; thence, southerly and easterly along said county line to its intersection with the west line of Bandelier National Monument; thence northerly along the west boundary of Bandelier National Monument to the northwest corner of said national monument, being a point in the south right-of-way line of New Mexico State Highway No. 4; thence westerly and southerly along the south right-of-way line of State Highway No. 4 to a point on the east boundary of Baca location numbered 1, being also on the Sandoval-Los Alamos County line; thence southerly along said county line to the point of beginning.

The following-described parcel of land, and all interests therein, is hereby excluded from the Bandelier National Monument and restored to the public domain :

NEW MEXICO PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN
T. 19 N., R. 7 E.

Beginning at a point on the north line of the Ramon Vigil Grant which is also the south line of fractional Section 29, such point being 66 feet perpendicular to and easterly from the center line of State Road 4 and further identified as 2,325.54 feet west from the south Section Corner of fractional Sections 28 and 29; thence northerly and easterly along a line 66 feet from and parallel to the center line of State Road 4 a distance of 7,769.5 feet to a point 27.1 feet southeast from the southwest corner of a concrete bridgehead wall on the highway bridge crossing Los Alamos Canyon; thence S. 2929' E., 57.5 feet to a 11/4" pipe set in a mound of stone identified as Angle Point No. 1; thence along a surveyed line approximating the south basaltic rim of Los Alamos Canyon marked by 11/4" pipes set in mounds of stone and marked AP 2 to AP 11 a total distance of 5,118.04 feet to the aforementioned AP 11 located on the east line of Section 21, from which the quarter corner common to Sections 21 and 22 bears S. 002' E. a distance of 773.27 feet; thence N. 002' W. along the east lines of Sections 21, 16, and 9 to the quarter corner common to Sections 9 and 10; thence westerly along the east-west quarter section lines of Sections 9, 8, and 7 to the west quarter corner of Section 7; thence southerly along the west section lines of Sections 7, 18, and 19 and fractional Section 30 to the southwest section corner of fractional Section 30; thence easterly along the south section lines of fractional Sections 30 and 29 to the point of beginning, totaling 3,925 acres more or less and more particularly described in part in the metes and bounds description following:

Pertinent bearing and distance for boundary paralleling State Road 4 and surveyed points AP 1 to AP 11 bordering Los Alamos Canyon;

From the point of beginning previously described;

Thence N. 2757' W. parallel to State Road 4 a distance of 1,184.1 feet;

Thence to the right along a curve having a radius of 3,752.4 feet a distance of 131.0 feet to a point (Chord Bearing and Distance: N. 2657' W.-131.0 feet);

Thence to the right along a curve having a radius of 2,798.8 feet a distance of 1,880.6 feet to a point (Chord Bearing and Distance: N. 642' W.-1,845.5 feet)

Thence N. 1233' E. a distance of 66.7 feet to a point;

Thence to the right along a curve having a radius of 1,025.6 feet a distance of 125.3 feet to a point (Chord Bearing and Distance: N. 1603' E.-125.2 feet)

Thence to the right along a curve haying a radius of 1,079.9 feet a distance of 1,093.2 feet to a point (Chord Bearing and Distance: N. 4833' E.-1,047.1 feet);

Thence to the right along a curve having a radius of 1,462.2 feet a distance of 127.5 feet to a point (Chord Bearing and Distance: N. 8002'15" E.-127.5 feet);

Thence N. 8231'30" E. a distance of 1,185.6 feet to a point;

Thence to the left along a curve having a radius of 3,885.7 feet a distance of 1,928.9 feet to a point (Chord Bearing and Distance: N. 6818'15" E.-1,909.1 feet);

Thence N. 5405' E. a distance of 46.6 feet to a point 66 feet from the center line of State Road 4 from which the southwest corner of a concrete bridgehead wall bears northwesterly a distance of 27.1 feet;

Thence S. 2929' E. a distance of 57.5 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for Angle Point No. 1;

Thence N. 7611'30" E. a distance of 3691 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for AP No. 2;

Thence N. 6815' E. a distance of 354.64 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones for -AP No. 3;

Thence N. 6456'30" E. a distance of 244.6 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for AP No. 4;

Thence S. 3756' E. a distance of 729.6 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for AP No. 5;

Thence S. 7109'.E. a distance of 322.4 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for AP No. 6;

Thence S. 552330" E. a distance of 357.8 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for AP No. 7;

Thence S. 7325'30" E. a distance of 701.0 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for AP No. 8;

Thence N. 8423' E. a distance of 757.8 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for AP No. 9;

Thence N. 7511' E. a distance of 697.2 feet to a 11/4" pipe, set in a mound of stones, for AP No. 10;

Thence S. 4242'30" E. a distance of 583.9 feet to a 11/4" pipe set in a mound of stones at the north end of a fence and on the east line of Section 21, T. 19 N., R. 7-E. for AP No. 11.

Lands hereby added to the Bandelier National Monument shall be subject to all the laws and regulations applicable to such monument and subject to the further restriction that the activities conducted thereon shall be confined to those which in the opinion of the Atomic Energy Commission, will not interfere with the program or operations of the Commission on its adjoining lands.

Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy, deface or remove any feature of the area herein added to the monument and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands reserved by this proclamation.

The Federal lands, and all interests therein, excluded from the monument and restored to the public domain by this proclamation are hereby transferred to the administrative control of the Atomic Energy Commission.

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

DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-seventh day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-three and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-seventh.


JOHN F. KENNEDY

By the President:
DEAN RUSK,
Secretary of State



Citation: John F. Kennedy: "Proclamation 3539—Revising the Boundaries of the Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico," May 27, 1963. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=24101.
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