Executive Order 979

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Signed by President  Theodore Roosevelt  Tuesday, November 24, 1908 General Orders, No. 200, War Dept., December 10, 1908

It is hereby ordered that all that tract of public land located on the north side of the Gulkana River, Alaska, near the trail crossing the same, and about four miles above the confluence of the Gulkana and Copper rivers, which is included within metes and bounds as follows, be reserved from sale or other disposition, and set apart for the use of the Signal Corps, United States Army, in its operation and maintenance of the military lines in Alaska, viz:


Beginning at the corner post marked "U. S. M. R. No. 1," at the west end of the extreme south boundary of the reservation, which post bears S. 55° W. 144.43 feet from the west end of south wall of Gulkana Telegraph Station; thence N. 49° E. 1,000 feet to postmarked "U. S. M. R. No. 2;" thence S. 41° E. 1,000 feet to post marked "U. S. M. R. No. 3;" thence S. 49° W. 1,000 feet to postmarked "U. S. M. R. No. 4;" thence N. 41° W. 1,000 feet to point of beginning. The bearings given are referred to the true meridian. Magnetic declination, 1908, 30° east.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House

November 24, 1908.
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