JFK SIGNS CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE BILL
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy signed HR 5857 today at the White House providing for the establishment of Cape Cod National Seashore Park.
More than 26,000 acres of land & ponds are to be preserved under the act.
"This act makes it possible for the people of the United States through their government to acquire & preserve the natural & historic values of a portion of Cape Cod for the inspiration & enjoyment of people all of the United States."*
*This is the 1st national seashore created since Cape Hatteras National Park in 1937.
Today, August 7, 2011 on the 50th anniversary of the signing of this act, the JFK Library in conjunction with the National Park Service hosted a commemoration of the event at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, Massachusetts.