Muir Woods Proclamation

Original Monument Proclamation #793, January 9, 1908 (35 Stat.2174)

“Whereas, William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Thatcher Kent, of the City of Chicago, in County of Cook in the State of Illinois, did, on December 26, 1907, pursuant to the Act of Congress entitled, ‘An Act for the preservation of American Antiquities,’ approved June 8, 1906, by their certain deed of relinquishment … convey and forever quitclaim to… the following mentioned lands at that time held by them…”

“Whereas, an extensive growth of redwood trees embraced in said land is of extraordinary scientific interest and importance because of the primeval character of the forest in which it is located, and of the character, age and size of the trees,

Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of United States of America, by virtue of the power and authority in me vested … do hereby declare and proclaim that said grove and all of the land hereinbefore described… set apart as a National Monument, to be known and recognized as the Muir Woods National Monument...”

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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