U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
California

100th Anniversary Celebration
Antiquities Act

[text from Antiquities Act video] 

One hundred years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt signed "An Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities," recognizing the valuable remains of our past as a valuable part of our heritage. [Visual of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse.]

Otherwise known as the Antiquities Act of 1906, the law has helped us protect, appreciate and celebrate America's special places and the irreplaceable resources that are found there; the archeological sites, fossils, historical structures and locations, natural and geological wonders on our nation's public lands. [Visual of circular stairs inside Piedras Blancas lighthouse, a indian barkhouse, petroglyphs, and pottery.]

This short, one-page document - a testament to our national sense of deep history - protects more than just places, it protects our sense of who we are and where we come from. [Salt tram tower - a wooden structure to move salt from a salt mine in the mountains to the valley - and a teepee ring - a ring of rocks used to surround the bottom of a teepee to keep the air out.]

Join the party all year long…Join the Adventure…by appreciating and safeguarding our nation's legacy. [Petroglyphs]

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