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Nov. 5, 1952, 67 Stat. c18, 16 U.S.C. 431 note
17 F.R. 10157
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CORONADO NATIONAL
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WHEREAS section 1 of the act of August 18, 1941, 55 Stat. 630 (16 U.S.C. 450y), as
amended by Public Law 478, 82nd Congress, approved July 9, 1952,1 provides that for the
purpose of permanently commemorating the explorations of Francisco Vasquez de
Coronado the President of the United States may declare, by proclamation, any lands
within the area therein described to be established as the Coronado National Memorial;
WHEREAS it appears that the public interest would be promoted by the
establishment of the said Memorial on certain of the said lands as hereinafter provided:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of
America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 1 of the said act of
August 18, 1941, as amended, do proclaim and declare that, subject to all valid existing
rights, the following-described public lands in the State of Arizona are hereby established
as the Coronado National Memorial:
GILA AND SALT RIVER MERIDIAN
T. 24 S., R. 20 E.,
Sec. 10, S1/2 SW1/4, S1/2 SE1/4;
Sec. 11, S1/2 SW1/4;
Sec. 13, SW1/4 NW1/4, S1/2;
Sec. 14, NW1/4, S1/2, NW1/4 NE1/4, S1/2 NE1/4;
Sec. 15, all;
Sec. 22, all;
Sec. 23, all;
Sec. 24, all;
T. 24 S. R. 21 E.,
Sec. 17, lots 5 and 6;
Sec. 18, lots 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and SE1/4 SW1/4;
Sec. 19, all;
Sec. 20, lots 3 and 4;
The areas described aggregate approximately 2,745.33 acres.
Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate,
injure, destroy, deface, or remove any feature of this Memorial or to settle upon any of the
lands thereof as hereby established.
1 16 U.S.C. §450y.
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Subject to the provisions of the said act of August 18, 1941, the Director of the
National Park Service, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, shall have the
supervision, management, and control of the lands constituting the Coronado National
Memorial in accordance with the act entitled "An Act to establish a National Park
Service, and for other purposes", approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1-3), 2
and acts supplementary thereto or amendatory thereof so far as the provisions of such
acts may be applicable.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the
United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord
nineteen hundred and fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United
[SEAL} States of America the one hundred and seventy-seventh.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
2 16 U.S.C. §§ 1-3.
62 NATIONAL MEMORIALS
2. Wright Brothers
December 1, 1953, 18 F.R. 7877
WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL
ORDER REDESIGNATING AREA AND MONUMENT
FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE KILL DEVIL HILL NATIONAL
Whereas, on December 17, 1953, the United States will celebrate the fiftieth
anniversary of the first successful human attempt in all history at power-driven airplane
flight, achieved on December 17, 1903, by an American, Orville Wright, with the
assistance of his brother Wilbur Wright;
Whereas, there has been established pursuant to the act of March 2, 1927 (44 Stat.
1264) a memorial area and monument, known as Kill Devil Hill National Memorial, at
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in commemoration of such airplane flight:
Now, therefore, in furtherance of the object of the aforesaid act of March 2. 1927, in
commemorating the historic achievement of the Wright brothers, and in recognition of the
fiftieth anniversary of the historic flight achieved by Orville Wright, I, Orme Lewis,
Acting Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to my authority and responsibility for the
administration, protection, and development of the aforesaid area of the National Park
System, do hereby designate as the “Wright Brothers National Memorial” the area
heretofore known as the “Kill Devil Hill National Memorial.”
Issued this 1st day of December 1953.
Acting Secretary of the Interior.