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This letter, dated February 13, 1952, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Mr. J. M. Carter of White Earth, North Dakota, concerns the pool level of Garrison Dam. Burdick writes that he does not know the exact level at which the land will be flooded by the dam and therefore does not know if Carter's land will be flooded, but suggests that since the US Army Engineers has offered to buy the land it likely will be flooded. He adds that if Carter sells it, the land should be able to get around $75.00 per acre rather than $46.00 and that if it sells to be sure to retain mineral rights. The letter then suggests going to Bigelow Neal at Sanish, North Dakota for advice.

On a separate matter, Burdick writes that he does not think a seed loan for Williams Country "could be done," adding, "Wiith all the oil money coming in, the county ought to be able to handle this itself."

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Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers, mineral rights, oil money

Organizations Referenced

United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers, Williams County

People Referenced

J. M. Carter, Usher Burdick, Bigelow Neal

Letter from Representive Burdick to J. M. Carter Regarding Garrison Dam Pool Level, February 13, 1949