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Executive Order 341-C

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The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 129 of 1905, not the exact order text.


The President of the United States by order dated July 19, 1905, modified the military reservation of Fort Gibbon, Alaska, declared by Executive Order, dated July 10, 1899 (General Orders, No. 142, Headquarters of the Army, August 5, 1899), by adding thereto a strip of land along the eastern boundary, approximately 100 yards in width, together with the island hereinafter designated as "Bull Island", and by excluding therefrom other lands, so that the reservation as thus modified will include all lands bounded and described as follows, viz:


Beginning at a point marked by an iron plug set in a stone monument placed on the right bank of the Yukon River, about thirty (30) feet above low-water mark, said monument being 877½ feet from the flagstaff of Fort Gibbon on a bearing of S. 71° E. (magnetic), the magnetic bearing from said monument to the W. end of the island in the Yukon directly south of Fort Gibbon and the settlement of Tanana, known as "Dog Island," being S. 49° 30′ W., and that to the E. end of said island being N. 88° 10′ E.; thence five (5) miles due north to a point marked by monument; thence due west ten (10) miles to a point marked by monument; thence due south to line of low-water mark of the Yukon River below the mouth of the Tozi River; thence along said line of low-water mark in an easterly direction, crossing Tozi River, to a point due south of the point of beginning; thence due north to the point of beginning. Also the island in the Yukon River known as "Bull Island," situated between the SE. corner of the tract above described and the mouth of Bear Creek, the head of said island being approximately 8,800 feet W. of the SE. corner of said tract, and the island being approximately 8,000 feet in length and 900 feet in breadth. Magnetic variation 29° E.


The said lands excluded from the reservation were by said Executive order of July 19, 1905, placed under the control of the Secretary of the Interior for disposition under the act of July 5, 1884 (23 Stat. L., 103), or as may be otherwise provided by law.


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).