Proclamation 545—Fort Sherman Military Reservation at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

May 06, 1905

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas, it is provided in the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1893, entitled "An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and for other purposes", "That the President is hereby authorized by proclamation to withhold from sale and grant for public use to the municipal corporation in which the same is situated all or any portion of any abandoned military reservation not exceeding twenty acres in one place",

And, Whereas, the Fort Sherman Military reservation at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, created by Executive orders of August 25, 1879, and April 22, 1880, and enlarged by Executive orders of May 26, 1891, and February 2, 1892, and containing 902.21 acres, more or less, was by Executive order of October 5, 1900, placed under the custody of the Interior Department for disposal under the act of July 5, 1884, being "An Act To provide for the disposal of abandoned and useless military reservations",

And, Whereas, the citizens of the town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, have petitioned that a portion of the said reservation be granted to the Municipal Authorities of the town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, for the use of a public cemetery,

Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress aforesaid, do hereby withdraw from sale, entry or other disposition, the land embraced in the legal subdivision, designated on the official plat of survey of the former Fort Sherman Military reservation as Lot 9 in section 14, township 50 north of range 4 west, Boise Meridian, containing 19.45 acres, and do hereby grant, for public use, the said described tract of land to the incorporated town of Coeur d'Alene, in the State of Idaho.

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 6th day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-ninth.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State.

Theodore Roosevelt, Proclamation 545—Fort Sherman Military Reservation at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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