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Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States.

Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Floods,
  • Land use,
  • Wetlands

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSwamp and overflowed lands in United States
    SeriesS.doc.734
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination8 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16114290M

    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 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.

    chapter 21a—forfeiture of northern pacific railroad indemnity land grants (§ ) chapter 22—rights-of-way and other easements in public lands (§§ – c) chapter 23—grants of swamp and overflowed lands (§§ – ) chapter 24—drainage under state laws (§§ – ). 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 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. swamps and overflowed lands. On the contrary, this important feature was casually dismissed in the act by an order to the United States Secretary of the Interior to make a list of swamps and overflowed lands as soon as practicable. For many years swamps and overflowed lands remained unsegregated and unidentified in some states.


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Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States: ownership and reclamation by United States. Department of Agriculture; Wright, J. OPages: 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. Wright, J. Type. Book Material. Published material. Publication info. 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.

Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States: ownership and reclamation / Pages; Book Title. Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States: ownership and reclamation / By. United States. Department of Agriculture. Wright, J. by: 6. Of this onlyacres had been returned as swamp land by the United States Surveyors; so that they have savedacres of the best swamp lands, which, if sold at $1 per acre, and interest for one year, would add to the Swamp Land Fund $1, The sum for segregation and obtaining proof is exceedingly small.

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, the predecessor agency of the Commission.

It was held that the Swamp and Overflowed Lands Deeds issued by the trustees do not include sovereignty lands below the ordinary high-water mark of navigable waters, that neither legal estoppel nor estoppel by deed apply to the swamp and overflowed deeds, and the Marketable Record Title Act does not operate to divest the trustees of title to sovereignty lands.

It was held that the Swamp and Overflowed Lands Deeds issued by the trustees do not include sovereignty lands below the ordinary high-water mark of navigable waters, that neither legal estoppel nor estoppel by deed apply to the swamp and overflowed deeds, and the Marketable Record Title Act does not operate to divest the trustees of title to sovereignty lands.

42 In so holding. 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,   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. Since then, Florida has worked to protect and conserve natural resources.

3, tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located.

The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds. Overflowed lands are subject to periodic overflow and flooding and typically required levees to keep the water out so that the land could be tilled.

While the effective date of the transfer of title is Septemlegal title was not perfected until after the United States agreed that the lands were properly identified as swampland or.

An administrative record of the state of Minnesota's acquisition and disposition of swamp and overflowed lands. The volumes were apparently compiled and current entries begun inat which time prior transactions were recorded retrospectively. 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.

"The Swamp is a tremendous book -- impressive in scope, well researched and well written, rich in history yet urgently relevant to current events." -- Gregg Easterbrook, The New Republic "Grunwald blends exhaustive research and superlative prose into a book as valuable as a week in Fort Lauderdale, at one-hundredth the price."Reviews: 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 lands were not then generally known to contain valuable minerals, and, when.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Kettleborough, Charles. Drainage and reclamation of swamp and overflowed lands. Indianapolis, W.B. Burford, contractor of. 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.

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.

Missouri's Swamp and Overflowed Lands and Their Reclamation [John H. Nolen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : John H. Nolen. Description: Map surveying swamp and overflowed lands near Sutter slough. Accession Number: // Collection: Sacramento County (Calif.) Clerk Recorder records.

Additional Title: Survey Map Book 3, Page Publisher: Root, C.A. (County Recorder) Date Published: Dimensions: 18 x in.This page of the book is from " The New Student's Reference Work: Volume 3 " by Chandler B. Beach, Frank Morton McMurry and others.

RECLAMATION OP SWAMP-LANDS RECLAMATION OF SWAMP-LA, acies of swamp and overflowed lands in the United States.“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.