Approval of NSF's lease of Kitt Peak

[KPNO lease]

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A meeting of the Schuk Toak district council with AURA representatives on March 5th, 1958, at which the council approved a resolution authorizing the lease of Kitt Peak to the National Science Foundation. Mark Manuel, Chairman of the Papago Tribal Council, and Chester Higman, Administrative Assistant to the Chairman, are seated at the table. At the extreme left is Harold Thompson, engineer for the site survey, and standing at extreme right is Dr Aden B. Meinel, first Director of the Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Note: if anyone has a picture of the lease being signed, we would be very grateful for permission to use it.

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