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Executive Order 7524—Establishing Chautauqua Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in the State of Illinois

December 23, 1936

By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and in order to effectuate further the purposes of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (45 Stat. 1222), it is ordered that all lands, or lands and waters, acquired or to be acquired by the United States, in the following-described area, comprising 4,428.57 acres, more or less, in Mason County, Illinois, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture, subject to valid existing rights, as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife: Provided, that any private lands within the area described shall become a part of the refuge hereby established upon the acquisition of title thereto or lease thereof by the United States:

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN

Beginning at the one-quarter corner on the east boundary of sec. 36, T. 23 N., R. 8 W.

Thence from said initial point by metes and bounds in sec. 36,

S. 42°16' W., 34.08 chains;

S. 58°28' W., 39.01 chains, crossing the south boundary of sec. 36, to a point in sec. 1, T. 22 N., R. 8 W.;

Thence continuing in sec. 1,

S. 43°11' W., 22.38 chains;

S. 33°45' W., 18.26 chains, to a point on line between secs. 1 and 2;

Thence with line between secs. 1 and 2, South, 4.98 chains, to the one-quarter corner of secs. 1 and 2;

S. 0°21' W., 20.07 chains, to the south one-sixteenth corner of secs. 1 and 2;

Thence with the south one-sixteenth line in sec. 2,

N. 89°57' W., 21.46 chains, to a point 1.50 chains west of the southeast one-sixteenth corner of sec. 2;

Thence continuing in sec. 2,

S. 51°53' W., 32.14 chains, to a point on line between secs. 2 and 11, 6.89 chains west of the one-quarter corner thereof;

Thence in sec. 11,

S. 51°06' W., 3.84 chains;

S. 57°28' W., 3.83 chains;

S. 57°33' W., 1.80 chains;

S. 61°29' W., 11.52 chains;

S. 56°20' W., 4.04 chains;

S. 43°19' W., 4.61 chains;

S. 2°51' W., 3.02 chains;

S. 63°47' W., 2.84 chains;

S. 69°06' W., 5.43 chains, to a point on line between secs. 10 and 11, 2.26 chains south of the one-quarter corner thereof;

Thence in sec. 10,

S. 66°49' W., 10.95 chains;

N. 60°16' W., 2.54 chains;

S. 65°44' W., 8.63 chains;

S. 61°11' W., 22.95 chains, to the center one-quarter corner of sec. 10;

Thence with the north-south center line of sec. 10,

S. 0°17' W., 2.51 chains, to a point;

Thence continuing in sec. 10,

S. 56°00' W., 48.78 chains, to a point on line between secs. 9 and 10;

Thence with line between secs. 9 and 10, South, 5.02 chains, to a point 5.00 chains north of the corner of secs. 9, 10, 15, and 16;

Thence in sec. 9,

N. 89°04' W., 7.27 chains;

S. 56°00' W., 52.47 chains, crossing line between secs. 9 and 16, to a point in sec. 16;

Thence continuing in sec. 16,

S. 0°15' W., 15.03 chains, to a point on the east and west center line of sec. 16;

Thence with east and west center line of sec. 16,

N. 89°53' W., 10.05 chains, to the west center one-sixteenth corner of sec. 16;

Thence continuing in sec. 16,

S. 64°06' W., 44.84 chains, crossing Une between secs. 16 and 17, to the southeast one-sixteenth corner of sec. 17;

Thence with the south one-sixteenth line of secs. 17 and 18,

Westerly to the center of the Illinois River;

Thence, northeasterly, with the center of the Illinois River to a point on the east-west center line of sec. 35, T. 23 N., R. 8 W., produced.

Thence, easterly, with the east-west center line of secs. 35 and 36, to the place of beginning.

This refuge shall be known as the Chautauqua Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT

THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 23, 1936.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7524—Establishing Chautauqua Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in the State of Illinois Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357324

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