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Executive Order 5619—Deerlodge National Forest, Montana

May 11, 1931

Under authority of the act of Congress approved June 4, 1897 (30 Stat. 36; U.S. Code, title 16, sec. 473), and on the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is hereby ordered that the following described lands, which have largely passed from Government ownership, be, and the same are hereby, excluded from the Deerlodge National Forest, in the State of Montana:

Montana Meridian

T. 3 N., R. 7 W., secs. 11, 12, 13, 14, and 23, W. ½ sec. 24, and N. ½ sec. 26;

T. 4 N., R. 7 W., secs. 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 32, and 33.

And it is hereby ordered, pursuant to Public Resolution 85, approved June 12, 1930, that, subject to valid rights, the public lands in the excluded area shall be opened only to entry under the homestead or desert land laws where applicable by qualified ex-service men for whose service recognition is granted by said resolution, under the terms and conditions of said resolution and the regulations issued thereunder, for a period of 91 days beginning with the 63d day from and after the date hereof, and thereafter to appropriation by the general public under any public land law applicable thereto.

Subsequent to the date hereof and prior to the date of restoration to general disposition as herein provided, no right may be acquired to such lands by settlement in advance of entry, or otherwise except strictly in accordance herewith.

Signature of Herbert Hoover

The White House,
May 11, 1931.

Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5619—Deerlodge National Forest, Montana Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361776

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