Crater Lake National Park: Administrative History by Harlan D. Unrau and Stephen Mark, 1987
CHAPTER NINE: Legislation Relating to Crater Lake National Park: 1916-Present
A. LEGISLATIVE ACTS
2. An Act Making Appropriations for Sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1918, and for Other Purposes (40 Stat. 152–June 12, 1917)
The general appropriations act for fiscal year 1918 contained a section (U.S.C., title 16, sec. 135) pertaining to the acquisition of land inholdings at Crater Lake National Park. By its provisions the Secretary of the Interior was authorized to accept patented lands or rights of way over patented lands in the park that might be donated for park purposes.
While this specific authorization pertaining to Crater Lake was repealed by 46 Stat. 1028 in 1931, its general provisions were covered by 41 Stat. 917, a government appropriations bill approved by Congress on June 5, 1920. In “An Act Making Appropriations for Sundry Civil Expenses of the Government for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1921, and for other purposes,” Congress granted:
The Secretary of the Interior in his administration of the National Park Service is authorized, in his discretion, to accept patented lands, rights of way over patented lands or other lands, buildings, or other property within the various national parks and national monuments, and moneys which may be for the purposes of the national park and monument system.