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9. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Establishment authorized Act of February 19, 1962 Page

An Act To provide for the establishment of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in the State of Indiana, and for other purposes, approved February 19, 1962 (76 Stat. 9)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to preserve the site in the State of Indiana associated with the boyhood and family of Abraham Lincoln, the Secretary of the Interior shall designate the original Tom Lincoln farm, the nearby gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and such adjoining lands as he deems necessary for establishment as the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. However, the area designated for establishment shall not exceed two hundred acres.

Lincoln Boyhood
National Memorial,

SEC. 2. The Secretary is authorized to acquire by donation or purchase with donated or appropriated funds, land and interest in land within the designated area. When land has been acquired in sufficient quantity to afford an initially administrable unit of the national park system, he shall establish the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial by publication of notice thereof in the Federal Register.

in F.R.

SEC. 3. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior as a part of the national park system in accordance with provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes", approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535), as amended and supplemented.

16 U.S.C. 1-43

SEC. 4. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act, but not more than $1,000,000, of which not more than $75,000 shall be expended for the acquisition of lands or interests in land.


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