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    Carlsbad Caverns

    National Park New Mexico

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park -- Executive Order

Executive Order No. 5370 — Withdrawal of Public Lands for Classification
New Mexico

Under authority of the act of Congress approved June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 847), as amended by the act of August 24, 1912 (37 Stat. 497), and subject to the conditions therein expressed, it is hereby ordered that the public lands within the following areas in the State of New Mexico, described in the act of Congress approved May 14, 1930 (Public, No. 216), be, and the same are hereby, temporarily withdrawn in aid of classification, subject to valid existing claims:

New Mexico Principal Meridian

In T. 24 S., R. 22 E., secs. 1, 12, and 13;
In T. 24 S., R. 23 E., secs. 1 to 18, inclusive, 20 to 24, inclusive;
In T. 24 S., R. 24 E., secs. 1 to 24, inclusive;
In T. 24 S., R. 25 E., secs. 6, 7, 18, and 19.

This order shall continue in full force and effect unless and until revoked by the President or by act of Congress.


HERBERT HOOVER

THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 17, 1930

Did You Know?

Soda straws in Carlsbad Cavern.

Most of the formations—or speleothems—found inside Carlsbad Cavern today were active and growing during the last ice age when instead of having a desert above the cave, there were pine forests.