Usher Burdick



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This letter dated December 22, 1952, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to US Representative John Taber, expresses Burdick's objections to spending by the US Army Corps of Engineers in order to built the Garrison Dam to a higher pool level than originally authorized. Burdick details the unauthorized measures and resulting expenditures being made in order to built to the higher the pool level, and argues that the US Army Corps of Engineers be held responsible for the excess money that they spent on the Garrison Dam project. Burdick asks Taber, as chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, to make inquiries into the Corp of Engineers' spending and actions before appropriating further funds for the project.

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Garrison Dam, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir, appropriations, Sloan-Pick Plan, pool level, pool height, land buying, land taking, taking, dam legality

Organizations Referenced

United States House Committee on Appropriations, United States Army Corp of Engineers, Great Northern Railroad

People Referenced

Lewis Pick, John Taber, Usher Burdick

Letter from Representative Burdick to Representative John Taber Regarding Appropriations for Garrison Dam, December 22, 1952