Franklin D. Roosevelt

Proclamation 2221—Zion National Monument, Utah

January 22, 1937

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas certain public lands in the State of Utah contain volcanic phenomena of unusual scientific value, and have situated thereon various other objects of geological and scientific interest; and

Whereas it appears that it would be to the public interest to reserve such lands as a national monument, to be known as the Zion National Monument:

Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the act of June 8, 1906, ch. 3060, 34 Stat. 225 (U.S.C., title 16, sec. 431), do proclaim that, subject to all valid existing rights, the following-described lands in Utah are hereby reserved from all forms of appropriation under the public-land laws and set apart as the Zion National Monument:


T. 39 S., R. 10 W.,

sec. 31, lots 4 to 14, and 19 to 30, Inclusive.

T. 40 S..R. 10½ W.,

sec. 1 and unsurveyed fractional sec. 2.

T. 38 S.. R.11W.,

secs. 31, 32 and 33

T. 39 S., R. 11W.,

secs. 4 to 9, and 16 to 21, inclusive, partly unsurveyed;

sec. 24, NE¼ and S½;

secs. 26 to 29, and 33 to 36, inclusive.

T.40S..R. 11 W.,

secs. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 33 and 34.

T. 41S., R. 11W.,

sec. 4;

sec. 5, E½;

sec. 8, NE¼;

secs. 9, 16 and 21.

T. 38 S., R. 12 W.,

sec. 10, lots 3 to 10, inclusive;

sec. 11, S½;

sec. 12, S½;

secs. 13, 14 and 16;

sec. 21, E½;

secs. 22 to 28, inclusive;

sec. 29, lot 1 and lots 3 to 8, inclusive.

secs. 33 to 36, inclusive.

T. 39 S., R. 12 W.,

secs. 1 to 4, and 9 to 15, inclusive, partly unsurveyed;

sec. 16, E½;

secs. 22, 23 and 24, partly unsurveyed, containing approximately 49,160 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 (ch. 408, 39 Stat. 535, U.S.C., title 16, secs. 1 and 2), and acts supplementary thereto or amendatory thereof.

The reservation made by this proclamation supersedes as to any of the abovedescribed lands affected thereby the temporary withdrawals for classification and other purposes made by Executive Orders No. 5573 of March 7, 1931, and No. 6910 of November 26, 1934, as amended, and Executive Order of April 17, 1926, creating Public Water Reserve No. 107.

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 22d day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

By the President:
Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2221—Zion National Monument, Utah Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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