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This letter, dated June 19, 1949, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Robert Vogel of Garrison, North Dakota begins with the mention of a letter Burdick has received from Mrs. J. E. Butz claiming her farm is being taxed more heavily than other farms in the district. Burdick expresses his skepticism and asks Vogel to look into the matter. He then brings up a May 26 article in the Bismarck Tribune that he says should be distributed to residents of McLean County. If the Garrison Dam pool goes to 1,850 feet, he writes, that county will be cut in two and the flooded 30,000 acres will cost between $7,000 and $10,000 in tax revenue. He goes on to express his surprise that the people of McLean County do not take a more active role in limiting the pool level to 1,830 feet and suggests that an editorial written by Vogel in the next issue of the Independent could help.

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pool level, pool height, water height, water level, flood height, flood level, flooding, flood protections, land acquisition, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Bismarck Tribune, McLean County North Dakota

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Bismarck Tribune, McLean County North Dakota

People Referenced

Robert Vogel, Usher Burdick

Letter from Representative Burdick to Robert Vogel Regarding Garrison Dam Pool Level, June 19, 1949