Proclamation 2246—Capitol Reef National Monument, Utah
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas certain public lands in the State of Utah contain narrow canyons displaying evidence of ancient sand dune deposits of unusual scientific value, and have situated thereon various other objects of geological and scientific interest; and
Whereas it appears that it would be in the public interest to reserve such lands as a national monument, to be known as the Capitol Reef 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 9, 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 Capitol Reef National Monument:
SALT LAKE MERIDIAN
T. 28 S., R. 5 E.,
All of sec. 34 north of the right-of-way of State Hwy. No. 24;
secs. 35 and 36.
T. 28 S., R. 6 E.,
sec. 31 and the west half of sec. 32.
T. 29 S., R. 5 E.,
All of secs. 1 and 2 north of the right-of-way of State Hwy. No. 24.
T. 29 S., R. 6 E.,
secs. 1 to 4, inclusive;
All secs. 5, 6, 8 and 9 north of the right-of-way of State Hwy. No. 24;
secs. 10 to 15, inclusive;
All of sec. 16 north of the right-of-way of State Hwy. No. 24;
secs. 22 to 25, inclusive;
sec. 26, E½ and N½NW¼;
sec. 27, N½N½;
sec. 35, NE¼;
T. 30 S., R., 6 E.,
sec. 12, E½.
T. 29 S..R. 7 E.,
secs. 5 to 8, 17 to 20 and 29 to 32 incl.
T. 30 S., R. 7 E.,
secs. 4 to 9 and 15 to 17, incl.;
sec. 18, E½ and NW¼;
sec. 19, NE¼ and N½SE¼;
sec. 20, and N½SW¼;
secs. 21 to 23, and 26 to 28 incl.;
sec. 29, E½E½;
secs. 33 to 35, inclusive, containing approximately 37,060 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.
Nothing herein shall prevent the movement of livestock across the lands included in this monument under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior and upon driveways to be specially designated by said Secretary.
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 2d day of August, 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.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2246—Capitol Reef National Monument, Utah Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357478