Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 9104—Withdrawing Public Lands for Use of the War Department as an Aerial Gunnery Range

March 18, 1942


By virtue of the authority vested in me by the act of July 9, 1918, c. 143, 40 Stat. 845, 848 (U.S.C., title 10, sec. 1341), it is ordered that, subject to valid existing rights and to power site classification No. 239, the public lands in the following-described areas be, and they are hereby withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public-land laws, including the mining laws, and reserved for the use of the War Department as an aerial gunnery range:

Gila and Salt River Meridian

T. 6 S., R. 4 W.
      sec 18, lots 3, 4, E½SW¼;
      sec. 19, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, E½W½;
      sec. 30, lots 1, 2, E½NW¼;

T. 6 S., R. 5 W.
      sec. 13;
      sec. 14, E½, SW¼, S½NW¼;
      sec. 15;
      sec. 16;
      sec. 17;
      sec. 18 lots 3, 4, E½SW¼, SE¼, SE¼NW¼, E½NE¼, SW¼NE¼;
      secs 19 to 23 and 25 to 36, incl.;

T. 7 S., R. 5 W.
      secs. 1 to 12, incl.;

T. 6 S., R. 6 W.
      sec. 13, E½SE¼, SW¼SE¼, SE¼SW¼;
      sec. 22, E½SE¼, SW¼SE¼, S½SW¼;
      sec. 23,  S½,  E½NE¼, SW¼NE¼, SE¼NW¼;
      secs. 24 to 27 and 34 to 36, incl.;

T. 7 S., R. 6 W.
      secs. 1 to 3 and 10 to 12, incl.;

T. 11 S., R 6 W.
      sec. 3, lot 4, SW¼NW¼, W½SW¼;
     secs. 4 to 9, incl.;
     sec. 10, W½NW¼, SW¼;
     secs. 13 to 21, incl.;
     sec. 22, W½;
     sec. 23, E½;
     sec. 24, W½W½;
     sec. 25, W½NW¼;
     sec. 26 to 30, incl.

The areas described, including both public and nonpublic lands, aggregate 45,168.09 acres.

This order shall take precedence over, but shall not rescind or revoke the order of the Secretary of the Interior of July 14, 1938, establishing Grazing District No. 3, Arizona, so far as such order affects any of the above-described lands.

It is intended that the lands described herein shall be returned to the administration of the Department of the Interior when they are no longer needed for the purpose for which they are reserved.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
March 18, 1942.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 9104—Withdrawing Public Lands for Use of the War Department as an Aerial Gunnery Range Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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