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VII. NATIONAL MEMORIALS
1. Arkansas Post
An Act to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated for
the devlopment of the Arkansas Post National Memorial. (80 Stat. 339)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the establishment of the Arkansas Post National Memorial, in the State of Arkansas", approved July 6, 1960 (74 Stat. 334; Public Law 86–595), is amended by striking out “$125,000” and inserting in lieu thereof "550,000”.
Approved August 11, 1966.
June 20: Considered and passed House.
2. Benjamin Franklin
Joint Resolution to designate Benjamin Franklin Memorial Hall
at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. (86 Stat. 1164) Whereas the American people feel a deep debt of grati
tude to Benjamin Franklin for his outstanding services to this Nation as a statesman and for his achievements
as a scientist and inventor; Whereas the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, Penn
sylvania, has played a leading role in promoting the development of science and technology in the United
States; Whereas the said Franklin Institute named the Benjamin
Franklin Memorial Hall in honor of Benjamin
Franklin over thirty years ago; Whereas the year 1974 is the one hundred and fiftieth
anniversary of the founding of the said Franklin
Institute; Whereas the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a
most appropriate location for a national memorial to Benjamin Franklin since Philadelphia was his home
for many years; Whereas Benjamin Franklin Memorial Hall is a fitting
memorial to this great American: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Benjamin Franklin Memorial Hall located in the Franklin 'Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is hereby designated as Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
SEC. 2. The designation made by the first section of this resolution shall become effective upon conclusion of a cooperative agreement satisfactory to the governing body of the Franklin Institute and the Secretary of the Interior.
Approved October 25, 1972. Legislative History House Report No. 92–1592 (Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs). Senate Report No. 92-916 (Committee on Rules and Administration). Congressional Record, Vol. 118 (1972):
Oct. 13, considered and passed House.
June 23, considered and passed Senate.
An Act to provide for the establishment of the Chamizal
National Memorial in the city of El Paso, Texas, and for other purposes. (80 Stat. 232)
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 establish and develop a memorial to be known as the Chamizal National Memorial at El Paso, Texas, on approximately fifty-five acres in the northeastern part of the portion of Cordova Island acquired by the United States under the Convention between the United States of America and the United Mexican States for the Solution of the Problem of the Chamizal, signed at Mexico City August 29, 1963 (TIAS–5515). The Chamizal National Memorial shall commemorate the harmonious settlement of the longstanding boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico concerning the Chamizal, an area of land situated to the north of the Rio Grande in the El Paso Ciudad Juarez region. Sec. 2. The Secretary of the Interior may, in his dis
, cretion, defer the establishment of the Chamizal National Memorial until the city of El Paso or other governmental agencies of the State of Texas has submitted, and the Secretary has approved, a comprehensive plan for the development of the remaining lands acquired by the United States under the Chamizal Convention, August 29, 1963, upon their transfer to said city or other government agencies in the State of Texas under other provisions of law. Such comprehensive plan shall include a development plan and work schedule that is in the judgment of the Secretary compatible and coordinated with the development plan and schedule for the Chamizal National Memorial.
Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Interior shall administer, protect, and develop such memorial, subject to the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes," approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented, and the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the preservation of historic American sites, buildings, objects, and antiquities of national significance, and for other purposes," approved August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.).
Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cooperate and consult with the city and county of El Paso, Texas, Texas Western College, local historical and preservation societies, and other interested government agencies, associations and persons in the utilization and preservation of the Chamizal National Memorial.
Sec. 5. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums, but not more than $2,060,000, for the development of the Chamizal National Memorial.
Approved June 30, 1966.
May 16: Considered and passed House.
An Act to amend the Act of May 17, 1954 (68 Stat. 98), as
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of May 17, 1954 (68 Stat. 98), entitled "An Act to provide for the construction of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial at the site of old Saint Louis, Missouri, in general accordance with the plan approved by the United States Territorial Expansion Memorial Commission, and for other purposes," as amended by the Act of September 6, 1958 (72 Stat. 1794), is hereby further amended by striking the figure "$17,250,000 from section 4 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$23,250,000."
Approved October 19, 1965.
Juue 17 : Considered and passed Senate.