Franklin D. Roosevelt

Proclamation 2243—Enlarging the Wupatki National Monument, Arizona

July 09, 1937

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas certain land contiguous to the Wupatki National Monument, established by Proclamation of December 9, 1924 (43 Stat. 1977), have situated thereon prehistoric and archaeological ruins of historic and scientific interest; and

Whereas there are other lands contiguous to the said Monument which are necessary for the proper care, management, and protection of the prehistoric ruins situated on the lands now included in the aforesaid Monument and on the additional lands above referred to; and

Whereas it appears that it would be in the public interest to reserve such lands as an addition to the Wupatki 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 the withdrawal made by order of the Secretary of the Interior of July 9, 1934, in aid of the consolidations authorized by the act of June 14, 1934, ch. 521, 48 Stat. 960, and subject to all valid existing rights, the following-described lands in Arizona are hereby reserved and added to and made a part of the Wupatki National Monument:


T.26 N.,R.8E.,

sec. 1, N½ and SW¼;

secs. 2 and 11;

sec. 12, W½ and SE¼;

secs. 13 and 14;

All those parts of secs. 3, 10 and 15 lying east of the east line of the right of way of U.S. Highway No. 89;

T. 25 N., R. 9 E.,

secs. 1 to 4, inclusive;

sec. 5, E½;

sec. 7, S½:

secs. 8 to 18, inclusive;

T. 26 N., R. 9 E.,

sec. 32, N½;

T. 25 N., R. 10 E.,

sec. 1, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, W½SW¼ and SE¼SW¼;

sec. 2, lots 1 to 5, inclusive, S½NW¼ and S½;

secs. 3 to 12, and 14 to 22, inclusive;

secs. 28 and 29;

sec. 30, S½;

secs. 31 and 32;

T. 26 N., R. 10 E.,

sec. 16, SW¼;

sec. 17, SE¼;

sec. 20;

sec. 21, NW¼;

secs. 29 and 32, containing 33,631.20 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 the 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, U.S.C., title 16, secs. 1 and 2), and acts supplementary 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 9th day of July 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-second.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

By the President:
Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2243—Enlarging the Wupatki National Monument, Arizona Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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