Creator

Frank P. Flint

Creator

Frank P. Flint

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

[illegible]MR. TALIAFERRO, MR. SMITH, MD., MR. SIMMONS, MR. HUGHES. MR. JOHNSTON,SOL. N. SHERIDAN, CLERK.CARL V. KING, ASS'T CLERK.United Stated SenateCOMMITTEE ON INTEROCEANIC CANALS.March l, 1911.My dear Mr. Muir:I am sending you herewith for your information copyof bill introduced by me to set aside the Kings-Kern addition to the sequoia National Park in California as proposed by the Sierra Club of California. I am likewise enclosing a copy of a letter received by me to-day from the Secretary of the interiorwith reference to the bill. I asssre you that I have been veryglad to be of service to those interested in this matter.Yours truly,[illegible]Mr. John Muir,325 West Adams Street,Los Angeles, California.Enc.04696

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORWASHING-TONFebruary 27,1911.Hon. Frank P. Flint,United States Senate.My dear Senator Flint,an to ondorful scenic country in theIn reply to your letter of February 23:The description of the proposed new boundary line forthe sequoia National Park in California, with proposed changesin the present boundary, has been carefully examined by theDepertment and it is believed to be an admirable plan toenlarge this park to include the wonderful scenic country in the high Sierra.It if believed that it is not necessary to withdrawlands outside of the present Sequoia National Park but withinthe boundaries of the proposed extensions, because all these landsnow lie within National Forests and are protected from all forms of entry except Mineral and Agricultural, and discretion restswith the secretary of the Agriculture as to whether agriculturalentries will be permitted.Very respectfully,R.A.Ballinger.Secretary.04969

61st CONGRESS,3D SESSION.S. 10895IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.FEBRUARY 27, 1911.Mr. FLINT introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referredto the Committee on Public Lands.A BILLTo set apart a certain tract of land in the State of California as apublic park, such lands, together with those set aside by theAct of September twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and ninety, to be known as Sequoia National Park.1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,3 That a tract of land in the State of California, described as4 follows: Beginning at a point on the range line between5 ranges thirty-one and thirty-two east, in township eighteen6 south, of the Mount Diablo base and meridian, being a point7 on the present eastern boundary of the Sequoia National8 Park where it crosses the hydrographic divide between Little9 Kern River and Soda Creek; thence southeasterly along the10 hydrographic divide between Little Kern River and Soda04969

2Creek to the junction of Little Kern River and Quail Creek; thence easterly along the hydrographic divide between Quail Creek and Lion Creek to the summit of the Great Western Divide; thence southeasterly along the Great Western Divide; to Coyote Peak (United States Geological Survey bench mark ten thousand nine hundred and nineteen feet); thence easterly along the hydrographic divide to the junction of Kern River and Little Creek, about one-half mile south of Kern Lake and between that lake and Little Lake; thence easterly along the main divide south of Little Creek and between Golden Trout Creek and Cold Creek (tributaries of Kern River) to the summit of Kern Peak (United States Geological Survey bench mark eleven thousand four hundred and ninety-three feet, triangulation station); thence northerly and easterly along the hydrographic divide between the South Pork of Kern River and Golden Trout Creek to the summit of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; thence northerly along the main crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Pine Creek Pass at the head of Piute Creek; thence following westerly down Piute Creek through French Canyon to the junction of the South Fork of San Joaquin River and Piute Creek; thence southerly along the main hydrographic divide to the summit of Mount Henry (twelve thousand one hundred and ninety-seven feet); thence southeasterly along the hydrographic divide between the drainage3of the South Fork of San Joaquin River and the drainage of the North Fork of Kings River to the junction with Goddard Divide; thence southerly and westerly along the hydrographic divide between Goddard Creek and the drainage of the North Fork of Kings River, and along the divide between Crown Creek and Blue Canyon Creek, along Kettle Ridge to Kettle Dome; thence southwesterly along the hydrographic divide to the junction of Crown and Fawn Creeks; thence westerly along the hydrographic divide between Fawn Creek and Rodgers Creek to Obelisk Peak; thence westerly along the main hydrographic divide south of Rodgers Creek to Spanish Mountain (triangulation station, United States Geological Survey bench mark ten thousand and forty-four feet); thence southerly along the hydrographic divide (Deer Ridge) to the junction of the South and Middle Forks of Kings River; thence southerly along the hydrographic divide between Tenmile Creek and Lockwood Creek and along the Sequoia and Big Baldy Ridges to Big Baldy (triangulation station, United States Geological Survey bench mark eight thousand two hundred and eleven feet); thence southerly along the hydrographic divide (Big Baldy Ridge) to the junction of Redwood Creek and the North Fork of Kaweah River; thence following down the east bank of the North Fork of Kaweah River to the junction with Cactus Creek; thence southeast-

4[Illegible]erly along the hydrographic divide between Cactus Greek, Maple Creek, and the North Fork of Kaweah River to Ash Peaks (five thousand one hundred and thirty-eight feet); thence southerly along the hydrographic divide west of Alder Creek to the junction of the Middle and East Forks of Kaweah River; thence south and easterly along the hydrographic divide between the East Fork of Kaweah River and Salt Creek, over Red Hill, to Case Mountain (six thousand eight hundred and forty feet); thence easterly along the hydrographic divide (Salt Creek Ridge) between the South and East Forks of Kaweah River to Homers Nose (triangulation station, nine thousand and five feet); thence southwesterly along the hydrographic divide east of Bennett and Burnt Camp Creeks to the junction of Burnt Camp Creek and the South Fork of Kaweah River; thence southeasterly along the hydrographic divide to Dennison Mountain (eight thousand six hundred and thirty-five feet); thence easterly along the hydrographic divide (Dennison Ridge) between the South Fork of Kaweah River, the North Fork of Tule River, and the North Fork of the Middle Fork of Tule River to Sheep Mountain; thence northeasterly along the hydrographic divide between the South Fork of Kaweah River, Pecks Canyon, Soda Creek, and Little Kern River to the place of beginning, is hereby reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy, or sale under the laws of the United5States and dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasure ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people; and all persons who shall locate or settle upon or occupy the same or any part thereof, except as hereinafter provided, shall be considered as trespassers and removed therefrom.SEC. 2. That the provisions of the Act of September twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and ninety, to set apart a certain tract of land in the State of California as a public park shall extend over and be applicable to the lands herein set aside as a public park; and such lands, together with those described in the Act of September twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and ninety, shall hereafter be known and designated as Sequoia National Park.SEC. 3. That the provisions of the Act of February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and one, relating to rights of way through certain parks, reservations, and other public lands, is hereby extended over and made applicable in the administration of the lands herein set aside as a public park.

Sequoia [illegible] Park61st CONGRESS,3d Session.}S. 10895.A BILLTo set apart a certain tract of land in the State of California as a public park, such lands, together with those set aside by the Act of September twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and ninety, to be known as Sequoia National Park.By Mr. FLINT.FEBRUARY 27, 1911. -- Read twice and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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[Washington, D. C.]

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1911 Mar 1

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