Smith Brothers 1891

March 3
Forest Reserve Act passed by Congress, abolishing the sale of public domain lands. The new law allows the President to proclaim by executive order “forest reserves” from any public domain land that is forested or covered with undergrowth.

March 30
In a letter to Judge Waldo, Steel writes, …is this “not be an opportune time to have the Alpine Club petition for the withdrawal of the summit of the Cascade Range?”

April 4
Judge Waldo responds to Steel’s letter, “ I am glad to see that your interest has not abated concerning the question of a Cascade Mt. public reserve…My view is that the entire Cascade Range should be reserved.”


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