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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. Burdick writes that a bill has just unanimously passed the house limiting land buying to 1,840 feet, "same as last year." Burdick adds that no further hearing is necessary and urges Davidson 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, Milton Young, Harry Polk, William S. Davidson Sr.

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