QLtbox �ap proclamation
By Governor Samuel V. Stewart
3N FURTHERANCE of the idea that impelled the framers of our Statutes in this regard, and to more firmly fix that idea in the
Slife of our State, I, S. V. Stewart, as Governor of the State of Montana, do hereby designate and set apart Tuesday, the ninth day of May, 1916, as Arbor Day. Of itself a tree, a shrub, a vine or a flower may be an insignificant thing, and yet it is a part of the great scheme of Nature�something given by an all-wise Creator to man for his use and enjoyment and the enrichment of his life. Without these things to minister to the finer side of man, existence would be a drab affair indeed, and it is well for us as a people to devote at least one day in each year to serious contemplation of the Arbor Day idea and its full significance.
Let each of us on this day perform some act that will not only give us large returns in satisfaction during our lives, but will be a joy to those of future generations. And I do further recommend that in all of our public schools, exercises appropriate to the occasion be held, to the end that the pupils may be made to know and appreciate the full value of tree-planting in the beautifying of hofcie, public grounds and highways. Let all Montana's citizens make of this an Arbor Day indeed.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed.
Done at Helena, the Capital, this, the thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred fortieth.
S. V. STEWART
By the Governor,
A. M. ALDERSON,
Secretary of State.
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Stewart, Samuel V. (Samuel Vernon), 1872-1939; Davee, H.A.; Van Hook, John C.; Alderson, Adelbert M
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