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9. San Juan Island
An Act to authorize the establishment of the San Juan Island National Historical Park in the State of Washington, and for other purposes. (80 Stat. 737)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire on behalf of the United States by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or by exchange, lands, interests in lands, and such other property on San Juan Island, Puget Sound, State of Washington, as the Secretary may deem neecssary for the purpose of interpreting and preserving the sites of the American and English camps on the island, and of commemorating the historic events that occurred from 1853 to 1871 on the island in connection with the final settlement of the Oregon Territory boundary dispute, including the so-called Pig War of 1859. Lands or interests therein owned by the State of Washington or a political subdivision thereof may be acquired only by donation.
SEC. 2. The property acquired under the provisions of the first section of this Act shall be known as the San Juan Island National Historical Park and shall commemorate the final settlement by arbitration of the Oregon boundary dispute and the peaceful relationship which has existed between the United States and Canada for generations. The Secretary of the Interior shall administer, protect, and develop such park in accordance with the provisions of the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented, and the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.).
SEC. 3. The Secretary of the Interior may enter into cooperative agreements with the State of Washington, political subdivisions thereof, corporations, associations, or individuals, for the preservation of nationally significant historic sites and structures and for the interpretation of significant events which occurred on San Juan Island, in Puget Sound, and on the nearby mainland, and he may erect and maintain tablets or markers at appropriate sites in accordance with the provisions of the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.).
SEC. 4. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums, but not more than $3,542,000 for the acquisition of lands and interests therein and for the development of the San Juan National Historical Park. Approved September 9, 1966.
House Report No. 1665 accompanying H.R. 2623 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Senate Report No. 510 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs).
Vol. 111 (1965): July 29, considered and passed Senate.
Vol, 112 (1966):
July 18, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 2623.
Aug. 25, Senate concurred in House amendments.
IV. NATIONAL MILITARY PARKS
1. Chickamauga and Chattanooga
An Act to provide for the conveyance of the interest held by the United States in certain real property situated in the State of Georgia. (Private Law 90-141)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to convey to William M. Ransom and Kerry E. Ransom of Walker County, Georgia, upon payment to the United States of the sum of the fair market value of the land as of the time the conveyance is made and the administrative costs of making the conveyance, both as determined by the Secretary, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the real property described in section 2 of this Act and formerly used as the rightof-way for an approach road to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia, known as the LaFayette Extension Road.
SEC. 2. The real property referred to in the first section of this Act is more particularly described as follows: "All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the eighth district and fourth section of Walker County, Georgia, and being a part of land lot numbered 193 in said district and section and being in the north west portion of said land lot numbered 193 and more particularly described as follows: Being that portion of the right-ofway, 50 feet wide, lying 25 feet on each side of the centerline of said public road right-of-way as described in deed from William Glass to United States of America dated August 19, 1897, and recorded April 5, 1899, in deed book 13, page 88 and shown on plat attached to said deed recorded in deed book 13, page 89, recorded in the office of the clerk of superior court of Walker County, Georgia, and being that portion of such right-of-way 50 feet wide which lies between the present U.S. Highway Numbered 27 on the east and right-of-way of Central of Georgia Railway Company on the west, and which runs through the lot or parcel of land of William M. Ransom and Kerry E. Ransom as shown on survey and plat of said tract or parcel of land of William M. Ransom and Kerry E. Ransom made by H. L. Campbell, Walker County, surveyor, on April 13, 1960, and recorded in the office of the clerk of superior court of Walker County, Georgia in plat book 4, page 267."
Approved November 9, 1967.
An Act to authorize the disposal of certain real property in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia, under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. (83 Stat. 371)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, notwithstanding section 3(d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 472(d)), the Secretary of the Interior may designate as excess property subject to the retention by the Department of the Interior of a reversionary interest in perpetuity with respect to any portion of such property not utilized for educational purposes under that Act, lot 94 in the ninth district and fourth section of Catoosa County, Georgia, the same consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, more or less, in the Chickamauga battlefield section of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in the State of Georgia, and such lot shall be utilized or disposed of by the Administrator of General Services in accordance with the remaining provisions of such Act.
Approved December 22, 1969.
House Report No. 91-562 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs). Senate Report No. 91-572 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs). Congressional Record, Vol. 115 (1969):
Oct. 20: Considered and passed House.
Dec. 8: Considered and passed Senate, amended.