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This letter, dated February 13, 1952, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Mr. JM Carter concerns the pool level of Garrison Dam. The letter states that Burdick 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 that since the US Army Engineers offered to buy the land it likely will be flooded. The letter then states 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.

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

Organizations Referenced

United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

People Referenced

Mr JM Carter, Usher Burdick, Bigelow Neal

Letter from Representive Burdick to JM Carter Regarding Garrison Dam Pool Level, March 23, 1949