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Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States

ownership and reclamation

by United States. Department of Agriculture

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Published by United States Government Printing Office in Washington, D. C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural experiment stations,
  • Wetlands,
  • Agriculture,
  • Reclamation of land,
  • Periodicals

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ. O. Wright
    SeriesUSDA Office of Experiment Stations Circular -- 76, Circular (United States. Office of Experiment Stations) -- 76.
    ContributionsWright, J. O.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p., 1 map ;
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25614736M
    OCLC/WorldCa879216558

    Swamp lands include marshes and irregular ponds which do not have effective natural drainage. Overflowed lands include essentially the lower levels within a stream flood plain as distinguished from the higher levels. The act of Congress in enabled the states to construct the necessary levees and drains to reclaim swamp and overflowed lands. RECLAMATION OP SWAMP-LANDS RECLAMATION OF SWAMP-LANDS. 60,, acies of swamp and overflowed lands in the United States. It is estimated that already as large an area of lands of this character has been reclaimed by drainage, mostly by the effort duals, drainage-associations and states' action, as that secured by irrigation, and that the reclamation of a much .

    Get this from a library! Acts of Congress and of the state of Arkansas, on the subject of swamp & overflowed lands, from to Ordinances of the Board of Swamp Land Commissioners of a general nature, from March 6, , to J ; instructions of the auditor ; opinions of the solicitor general of Arkansas, relating to swamp lands in Arkansas. These tracts of land were reported to the appropriate land offices and removed from the ongoing sale of public lands by the United States. Any head of family, widow, or single man over the age of twenty-one was eligible to purchase the land at a cost of not less than $ per acre, total of acres.

    The Three Swamp Lands Acts were passed in , , and to facilitate the development of “swamp and overflowed lands”-known today as wetlands-by transferring their title to 15 individual states. The New Swamp and Overflowed Land Act. In order to meet satisfactorily the numerous inquiries made in relation to the Act just passed by the Legislature, and approved by the Governor, for the reclamation and segregation of the Swamp and Overllowed Lands of the Stats, we print the bill ir* full below: CHAPTER CCCLVIL—An Act to provide for the reclamation, and segregation of swamp nnd.


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Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States by United States. Department of Agriculture Download PDF EPUB FB2

On Septemthe United States enacted the Arkansas Swamp Lands Act. This legislation gave the states, including California, title to all the swamp and overflowed lands.

Starting inthe California Legislature authorized the sale of these lands in a series of statutes and the process was overseen by the state Surveyor General. An illustration of an open book.

Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States: ownership and reclamation Swamp and overflowed lands in Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States book United States: ownership and reclamation by United : Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States: ownership and reclamation / Related Titles.

Series: Circular (United States. Office of Experiment Stations) ; By. United States. Department of Agriculture.

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SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN THE UNITED STATES. GRANTS TO STATES. The swamp lands of this country have been the subject of public dis­ cussion for more than half a century. Their value and future possi­ bilities were recognized at an early day, and to encourage and promote their drainage the swamp-land grants were made by Congress, ceding.

California Legislature Act of MaStatsChap. p. California act allowing the United States Surveyor-General to return lands within the State as swamp and overflowed lands after lands are shown on approved township plats and patents have been or may be issued by the State; so long as it did not affect any homestead or preemption settler claim or any pending suit in.

It is clear that, as there was no settled public policy in reference to the reservation of mineral lands prior to the Acts of andthere is no substantial ground for reading such a reservation into the broad and unrestricted grants of swamp and overflowed lands made to the states, in praesenti, by these Acts, especially since such.

The federal Swamp Land Act, initially known as “An Act to enable the state of Arkansas, and other States to reclaim the ‘swamp lands’ within their limits” (28 September, ), bestowed responsibility of reclaiming overflowed and swampy land under the to the state of California, which was only granted Statehood on 9 September of the.

Inthe Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund was created as an agency of the Florida government. Inthe U.S. government had granted each state in the unionacres. Combined with the land received as a result of the Swamp and Overflowed Lands Act ofthe Trustees had more than 21 million acres under its control.

“The State of Washington disclaims all title in and claim to all tide, swamp and overflowed lands, patented by the United States: Provided, the same is not impeached for fraud.” This Disclaimer of Ownership was to protect certain pre-statehood patents that may have included. The Swamp and overflowed land Act (“Act”) refers to a federal legislation enacted by Congress in The Act recognizes certain lands as wetlands which are found unfit for cultivation.

The Act entrusts certain wetlands to the federal states for the purpose of constructing necessary levees and drains to reclaim the swamp and overflowed land. The economic and demographic background of the Swamp Land Acts In the context of the nineteenth century, the Swamp Land Act of made a lot of sense, for the federal government as much as for the states, as a vast area of land went unused due to swamps and other natural waters.

A claim by a state that it is entitled to lands as swamp or overflowed under the Swamp Land Act of Septemc. 84, 9 Stat.is not an appropriation or reservation if the land is not in fact swamp or overflowed and the claim sustained by a decision or.

Federal townsite docket files, Files concerning abandoned military reservations and some nonmilitary reservations, such as lighthouses and lifesaving stations,with index. Reports, correspondence, and other records relating to swamplands granted to states, Records relating to swamp and overflowed lands, United States Land Sales, Swamp Land, – The governor appointed a board of commissioners to examine the condition and situation of swamp or overflowed lands in those counties.

The lands were selected and reported to the Bureau of Land Management, which then transmitted a list of swamp land to Missouri for ultimate. The United States Code is meant to be an organized, logical compilation of the laws passed by Congress. At its top level, it divides the world of legislation into fifty topically-organized Titles, and each Title is further subdivided into any number of logical subtopics.

A U.S. federal law, the Swamp Land Act of essentially provided a mechanism for reverting title of federally-owned swampland to states which would agree to drain the land and turn it to productive, agricultural use. Primarily aimed at the development of Florida's Everglades, and transferring some 20 million acres (31, sq mi; 81, km 2) of land in the Everglades to the State of Florida.

The Atchafalaya Swamp at the lower end of the Mississippi River is the largest swamp in the United is an important example of southern cypress swamp but it has been greatly altered by logging, drainage and levee construction.

Other famous swamps in the United States are the forested portions of the Everglades, Okefenokee Swamp, Barley Barber Swamp, Great Cypress Swamp and the Great. Those maps are reflected here in this collection.

The U.S. Surveyor General produced many of these maps for the California State Surveyor General in – probably for use by the state in determining Swamp and Overflow Lands. The maps show the boundaries on land grants as defined in mid– to latewhen they were created. possessing such States of the Union in which such swamp and overflowed lands, known lands, as designated as aforesaid, may be situated.

APPROVED, Septem Sept. 28, CHAP. LXXXV. - An Act granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the AMilitary Service of the United States. c oh. The Swamp Land Act of gave Arkansas the right to identify and sell millions of acres of overflowed and swamp lands in the public domain and to use the proceeds to finance internal improvements, principally levees and drainage ditches.

Arkansas eventually acquired more than 8, acres of land through the Swamp Land Act. This grant of land was of enormous importance to the state at the.In summary, we hold that conveyances of swamp and overflowed lands do not convey sovereignty lands encompassed therein, that such conveyances without exemption of sovereignty lands do not legally estop the state from asserting title to sovereignty lands, and that MRTA, as originally enacted and subsequently amended inis not applicable to.Title: Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States: View holdings at the UIUC Library: Creator: Wright, J.

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