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1933
President Herbert Hoover establishes Death Valley National Monument and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) begins improving roads and facilities. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman expand the monument by presidential proclamation.
1976
As new mining techniques and open pit mines lead to public outcries, Congress passes the Mining in Parks Act, which restricts and regulates mining in Death Valley for the first time. The Monument is closed to new mining claims, and previously established claims and mines are closely monitored.
Source:National Park Service

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