Executive Order 1557

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Signed by President  William H. Taft  Wednesday, July 3, 1912


It is hereby ordered that a tract of land containing about 3 acres, on the left bank of Tanana River, just above its confluence with Delta River, Alaska, in approximate latitude 64° 09′ N. and longitude 145° 51′ W., and hereinafter described, be withdrawn from settlement, location, or entry, and that same be, and is hereby, reserved for military purposes, subject to any existing rights thereto.

Description.—Beginning at a point where a stake has marked the northwest corner of the homestead claim of Alonzo L. Maxey, thence running south 350 feet to a point, thence east 400 feet to a point, thence north 290 feet to a point at the bank of Tanana River, thence westerly with the shore of the river to the point of beginning, to include the buildings of the McCarty United States Telegraph Station.

Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

July 3, 1912.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).