BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WHEREAS a certain area within the Catalina Division
of the Coronado National Forest in the State of Arizona and certain
adjacent lands are of outstanding scientific interest because of the
exceptional growth thereon of various species of cacti, including the
so-called giant cactus, it appears that the public interest will be
promoted by reserving as much (and as may be necessary for the proper
protection thereof as a national monument.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, HERBERT HOOVER, President of the
United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by section
2 of the act of Congress approved June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225), entitled
"AN ACT For the preservation of American antiquities," do proclaim that
there are hereby reserved from all forms of appropriation under the
public land laws, subject to all valid existing rights, and the right of
the State of Arizona to select for the use of the University of Arizona
all or any portions of secs. 11, 14, 22, 28, and E.1/2 21, T. 14 5., R.
16 E. of the Gila and Salt River meridian, and set apart as a national
monument, the following-described tracts of lands in the State of
GILA AND SALT RIVER MERIDIAN
T. 14 5., R. 16 E., secs. 8 to 17 inclusive, secs. 20 to 29 inclusive, and secs. 32 to 36 inclusive.
T. 14 5., R. 17 E., secs. 7 to 36 inclusive.
T. 14 5., R. 18 E., secs. 7, 8, 9, secs. 16 to 21 inclusive, and secs. 28 to 33 inclusive.
T. 15 S., R. 16 E., secs. 1 to 5 inclusive.
T. 15 S., R. 17 E., secs. 1 to 6 inclusive and secs. 11, 12, 13,14, 23, and 24.
T. 15 5., R. 18 E., secs. 4 to 9 inclusive and secs. 16 to 21 inclusive.
The reservation made by this proclamation is not
intended to prevent the use of the lands now within the Coronado
National Forest for national-forest purposes under the proclamation
establishing the Coronado National Forest, and the two reservations
shall both be effective on the land withdrawn; but the national monument
hereby established shall be the dominant reservation, and any use of the
land which interferes with the preservation or protection as a national
monument is hereby forbidden.
Warning is hereby given to all unauthorized persons
not to appropriate, injure, deface, remove, or destroy any feature of
this national monument, or to locate or settle on any of the lands
reserved by this proclamation.
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 1 day of March,
in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-three, and of the
Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and