Proclamation 1650—Establishing the Aztec Ruin National Monument, New Mexico
Whereas, there is near the town of Aztec, New Mexico, a ruin of great antiquity and historical interest; and
Whereas, the ground on which said ruin stands has been donated to the United States for the establishment of a national monument with a view to the preservation of said ruin for the enlightenment and culture of the Nation:
Now, Therefore, I, Warren G. Harding, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by section two of the act of Congress entitled, "An Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities," approved June 8, 1906 (34 Stat., 225), do proclaim that there is hereby reserved and set apart as a national monument to be known as the Aztec Ruin National Monument all that piece or parcel of land in the County of San Juan, State of New Mexico, shown upon the diagram hereto annexed and made a part hereof, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point 347 feet north from the south line of section 4 and 20 feet east from the west side of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 4, township 30 north, range 11 west, N. M. P. M. and running thence north 0° 53' east 179.1 feet; thence north 64° 46' east 385 feet; thence south 81° 23' east 52.3 feet; thence south 42° 45' east 436.4 feet; thence south 67° 01' west 501.4 feet; thence north 0° 53' east 176.5 feet; thence west 240 feet to place of beginning, containing 4.6 acres, all in the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 4, township 30 north, range 11 west.
Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy or remove any of the features or objects included within the boundaries of this monument and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands thereof.
The Director of the National Park Service, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, shall have the supervision, management and control of this monument, as provided in the act of Congress entitled, "An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes," approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat., 535) as amended June 2, 1920 (41 Stat., 732).
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this twenty-fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three, and of the Independence of the1 United States of America the one hundred and forty-seventh.
WARREN G. HARDING
By the President:
CHARLES E. HUGHES, Secretary of State.
Warren G. Harding, Proclamation 1650—Establishing the Aztec Ruin National Monument, New Mexico Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287509