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This telegram, dated March 16, 1954, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to American State Bank of Williston president William S. Davidson Sr. concerns land acquisition related to Garrison Dam. The telegram states that a bill has just unanimously passed in the house limiting land buying to 1,840 feet, "same as last year." The telegram states that no further hearing is necessary and to wire Langer and Young. The telegram has a note at the bottom that reads "Identical to: Mr. Harry Polk, Williston Daily Herald, Williston, North Dakota"

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Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, land acquisition, pool level, pool height, water height, water level, flood height, flood level

Organizations Referenced

American State Bank of Williston North Dakota, Williston Daily Herald

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, William Langer, Young, Polk, William S Davidson Sr

Telegram from Representative Burdick to William Davidson Regarding Garrison Dam Land Acquisition, March 16, 1954