Proclamation 1928—Enlarging the Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas it appears that the public interest would be promoted by adding to the Aztec Ruins National Monument, in the State of New Mexico, certain adjoining lands for the purpose of including within said monument additional lands on which there are located ruins related in historical and scientific interest with the other ruins within the Aztec Ruins National Monument, and, also, that these lands are necessary for administrative purposes;
Now, Therefore, I, Herbert Hoover, 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 the following described lands in New Mexico be, and the same are hereby, added to and made a part of the Aztec Ruins National Monument:
Beginning at the southwest corner of the southeast corner (SE. 1/4) of the southwest quarter (SW. 1/4) of sec. 4, T. 30 N., R. 11 W. New Mexico principal meridian, and running thence N. 0°53' E. 521.4 feet; thence N. 64°46' E. 22.1 feet to the northwest corner of the present Aztec Ruins National Monument; thence S. 0°53' W. 179.1 feet along the west line of said national monument; thence E. 240 feet along the south line of said national monument; thence S. 0°53' W. 176.5 feet along the west line of said national monument; thence S. 67°01' W. 46 feet; thence S. 7°13' W. 158.4 feet; thence N. 88°40' W. 200.6 feet to place of beginning, containing approximately 1.8 acres and being a fraction of the southeast quarter (SE.1/4) of the southwest quarter (SW. 1/4) of said above-mentioned section, township, and range. Also, all that certain parcel of land, situated within the county of San Juan, N. Mex., bounded as follows: Beginning at a point 200.6 feet S. 88°40' E. from the southwest corner of the southeast quarter (SE. 1/4 of the southwest quarter (SW. 1/4) of sec. 4, T. 30 N., R. 11 W., New Mexico principal meridian, which is the place of beginning of this tract; thence N. 7°13' E. 158.4 feet; thence N. 67°01' E. 547.4 feet; thence N. 66°25' E. 282.5 feet; thence S. 21°40' E. 538.0 feet; thence N. 89°03' W. 981.6 feet, to the place of beginning containing 6.8788 acres.
Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate injure, destroy, or remove any feature 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), and acts additional thereto or amendatory thereof.
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 19th day of December, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-fifth.
By the President:
HENRY L. STIMSON,
Secretary of State.
Herbert Hoover, Proclamation 1928—Enlarging the Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/287512