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This letter, dated January 2, 1952, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Walter Ferguson (spelled "Fergusen" in this letter and "Ferguson" in a subsequent letter from Burdick; the more common "Ferguson" was chosen as the spelling for both entries) of White Earth, North Dakota concerns the size of Garrison Dam and how many acres of land it will require. The letter states that Burdick is doing all he can to prevent the US Army Engineers from building a pool of more than 17 million acre-feet and that he suggests Ferguson not yet make a deal to sell his land. The letter concludes that Ferguson should contact Bigelow Neal who is working on the issue. See also:
Letter from Representative Burdick to Walter Ferguson Regarding Garrison Dam Lands, February 28, 1952
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Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers
United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers
Usher Burdick, Walter Ferguson, Bigelow Neal
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Walter Ferguson Regarding Garrison Dam Lands, January 2, 1952" (1952). Usher Burdick Papers. 256.