Executive Order 8915—Withdrawing Public Lands for Use of the War Department as a Practice Bombing and Gunnery Range
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered that, subject to valid existing rights, the public lands in the following-described areas be, and they are hereby, withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public-land laws, including the mining laws, and reserved for the use of the War Department as a practice bombing and gunnery range:
T. 18 N., R. 27 E., secs. 20 and 22; containing 1280 acres.
This order shall be subject to the order of the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior of June 27, 1941, withdrawing certain lands under the provisions of the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388), so far as such order affects the above-described lands: and after the present national emergency, has been officially terminated, this order shall be without effect upon notice to the War Department by the Secretary of the Interior that the entire use of the above-described lands is needed for reclamation purposes.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
The White House,
October 11, 1941.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8915—Withdrawing Public Lands for Use of the War Department as a Practice Bombing and Gunnery Range Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/368306