Proclamation 3344—Excluding Lands from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument—Colorado
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, in Colorado, was established by Proclamation No. 2033 of March 2, 1933 (47 Stat. 2558), for the preservation of certain spectacular gorges and other features of scenic, scientific, and educational interest, and was enlarged by Proclamation No. 2286 of May 16, 1938 (52 Stat. 1548), and Proclamation No. 2372 of October 28, 1939 (54 Stat. 2669); and
Whereas exchanges of private and Federally-owned lands within the boundaries of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument have been accomplished as authorized by the act of May 1, 1958, 72 Stat. 102; and
Whereas it appears that certain hereinafter-described lands now in private or Federal ownership within the external boundaries of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument are no longer required for the proper care, protection, and management of the objects of scientific interest situated on lands within the monument, and it would be in the public interest to exclude such lands from the monument:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the act of June 8, 1906, 34 Stat. 225 (16 U.S.C. 431), do proclaim that the following-described lands are hereby excluded from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, and the boundaries of the monument are revised accordingly:
NEW MEXICO PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN
T. 49 N., R. 7 W.,
Sec. 8, N 1/2 NE 1/4;
T. 50 N., R. 7 W.,
Sec. 30, that portion of lots lying south and west of a diagonal line from the northwest corner to the southeast corner;
T. 50 N., R. 8 W.,
sec. 25, that portion of SE 1/4, NE 1/4 lying south and west of a diagonal line from the northwest corner to the southeast corner:
sec. 26, SE 1/4 SE 1/4 except for a strip of land 396 feet wide on the western aide of such tract;
sec. 29, S 1/2;
containing approximately 470 acres.
The public lands excluded from the monument by this proclamation, comprising the E 1/2 SW 1/4 and the W 1/2 W 1/2 SE 1/4 of section 29, T. 50 N., R. 8 W., shall not be subject to application, location, settlement, entry, or other form of appropriation under the public-land laws until further order of an authorized officer of the Department of the Interior.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this eighth day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fourth.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
CHRISTIAN A. HERTER,
Secretary of State
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3344—Excluding Lands from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument—Colorado Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307572