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This letter dated October 23, 1957, from John W. Haw to Robert F. Massee, submits a copy of a statement by the Northern Pacific Railway Company to the North Dakota Reclamation Association, in favor of the Garrison Dam project. Haw relates that representatives from the railroad will be unable to attend the hearing in Devils Lake concerning Garrison Diversion. Haw notes that A. J. Dexter, the company's Agricultural Development Agent, has delivered a similar statement before the United States House Subcommittee on Public Works Appropriations. The bottom of the letter indicates that it has been cc'd to: Otto Krueger, Usher L. Burdick, S. W. Thompson, A. J. Dexter, and A. R. Miesen.
The included statement pertains to the agricultural benefits of the Garrison Diversion project to central North Dakota, namely irrigation. The statement closes by asking the committee to vote in favor of legislation that would allow for the diversion of water from Garrison Dam to central North Dakota.
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drought, Northern Pacific Railway Company, Garrison Dam, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir, agriculture, irrigation, Missouri Basin
United States House Subcommittee on Public Works Appropriations, Northern Pacific Railway Company, North Dakota Reclamation Association, United States Bureau of Reclamation,
Robert F. Massee, A. J. Dexter, K. R. Norell, H. W. Byerly, W. J. Hunt, A. R. Miesen, Otto Krueger, Usher L. Burdick, S. W. Thompson
Haw, John W., "Letter from John Haw to Robert Massee Regarding Northern Pacific Railway Company's Support for Garrison Dam, October 23, 1957" (1957). Usher Burdick Papers. 362.