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This letter, dated April 23, 1953, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to US President Dwight D. Eisenhower concerns the relocation of the people of Sanish, North Dakota. The letter states that they have been told they need to move out by July 1 even though it will be two years before the area will be flooded. The letter states that this order from the US Army Engineers is "autocratic and unjust" and that the people wish to remain in Sanish until the bridge is completed and they can move to Newtown. The letter states that Burdick has no influence with the US Army Engineers and therefore is asking Eisenhower to intercede on behalf of Sanish. See related doc "Telegram from Representative Burdick to Bigelow Neal Regarding Sanish Relocation, April 23, 1953"

Date of Work

4-23-1953

Keywords

flooding, Sanish, Newtown, relocation, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

Organizations Referenced

United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Dwight D Eisenhower

Letter from Representative Burdick to Dwight Eisenhower Regarding Sanish Relocation, April 23, 1953

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