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Teddy Roosevelt establishes Utah National Forests

An archive of six extremely rare circulars printing proclamations by President Roosevelt establishing and expanding Utah National Forests. The circulars address the creation of the Beaver, La Sal, Vernon and Wasatch Forest Reserves (all in 1906), and the 1907 expansion of the Aquarius and Monticello National Forests in 1907. Each circular includes the text of […]

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Theodore Roosevelt expands the National Forest system in California

An archive of extremely rare circulars printing proclamations by Theodore Roosevelt establishing the San Luis Obispo Forest Reserve (1906), and expanding the Santa Barbara Forest Reserve (1906) and the San Gabriel (1907), Trabuco Canyon (1907), San Bernadino (1908) and Monterey (1908) National Forests. Each circular includes the text of the proclamation, signed in type by […]

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Rare Theodore Roosevelt proclamation expanding Oklahoma’s Wichita Forest Reserve

An extremely rare circular printing a 1906 proclamation by President Roosevelt expanding the Wichita Forest Reserve in Oklahoma. Originally established in 1901 on just over 57,000 acres in southwestern Oklahoma, in 1905 Roosevelt designated the Reserve as the nation’s first big-game preserve. It became Wichita National Forest in 1907, when all Forest Reserves were reclassified […]

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Rare Theodore Roosevelt proclamations creating National Forests in Nevada

Two extremely rare circulars printing proclamations by President Roosevelt establishing National Forests in Nevada. Ruby Mountains Forest Reserve (1906) encompassed more than 420,000 acres in northeastern Nevada, and Vegas National Forest (1907) some 185,000 acres in Lincoln County. Both have long since been absorbed into Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Each includes the text of the proclamation, signed in […]

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