Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 86-784||Oregon Short Line Railroad Co.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any provisions of the Act of September 1, 1888 (25 Stat. 452 and the following), relating to the ratification of an agreement between the United States and the Shoshone and Bannock Indians, or any other provision of law, no forfeiture or reversion to the United States or to any tribe or tribes of Indians shall take place by reason of any conveyance, quitclaim, or otherwise, by the Oregon Short Line Railroad Company and/or the Union Pacific Railroad Company (corporations of the State of Utah), to the Pocatello First Corporation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a corporation sole of the State of Idaho) of any or all right, title, or interests which such companies, or either of them, has or would have in and to the following described real property lying in Bannock County, State of Idaho:
An irregular tract of land situate in the northeast quarter of southwest quarter of section 35, township 6 south, range 34 east of the Boise meridian in the city of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at the northwest corner of said northeast quarter of southwest quarter of section 35; thence east along the east and west centerline of said section 35, a distance of 465.8 feet, more or less, to the southwesterly line of Grant Avenue in the city of Pocatello; thence southeasterly along the southeasterly extension of said southwesterly line of Grant Avenue, a distance of 643.5 feet; thence southwesterly, at right angles, a distance of 228.2 feet; thence west along a straight line parallel with said east and west centerline of section 35, a distance of 563.5 feet, more or less, to a point in the southeasterly extension of the northeasterly line of Lincoln Avenue; thence northwesterly along said extension of northeasterly line of Lincoln Avenue a distance of 229.0 feet, more or less, to a point in the west line of said northeast quarter of southwest quarter of section 35; thence north along the west line of said northeast quarter of southwest quarter a distance of 463.0 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning.
Containing an area of 10.0 acres, more or less.
Said railroad companies are hereby authorized to quitclaim jointly or separately any or all interest they, or each of them, have in and to the above described property to said church, reserving, however, to themselves, their successors and assigns, an easement for any and all existing pipelines and pipeline right-of-way over, under, and across the premises hereinbefore described, and also reserving to said railroad companies the right to operate and maintain the same, and the rights of forfeiture or reversion of all lands granted in said Act passed and approved September 1, 1888, are in all respects, insofar as they pertain to the lands above described, including the easements and rights reserved, hereby revoked and held for naught.
Upon said railroad companies, or either of them, conveying by quitclaim deed, or otherwise, to such Pocatello First Corporation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pursuant to sections 1 and 2 of this Act, the lands described in section 1, the United States hereby waives, relinquishes, and quitclaims to said railroads, or either
of them, all right, title, or interest which the United States may have in or to the easements and rights reserved by said railroad companies, or either of them, and waives, relinquishes, and quitclaims to said church all right, title, or interest which the United States may have in and to such lands, subject to the aforementioned reservations in favor of said railroads.
The provisions of this Act shall be effective only upon payment to the United States within one year from the date of this Act of the present fair market value of the lands described in section 1 hereof except such part of said value as is attributable to improvements on said lands which were not placed thereon by the United States determined by the Secretary of the Interior.
Approved, September 14, 1960.