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This letter, dated may 11, 1954, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Lillie E. Wolf (Burdick misspells her first name as "Lily here) concerns Wolf's lands in the Garrison Dam taking area. Burdick writes that after two months, "the Department" and Mr. Hutchinson have gotten back to Burdick about the land in question. Burdick summarizes their response, writing that because Wolf refused to sell her land at the US Army Engineers' appraised value, the court will hear evidence from both sides to determine just compensation. Burdick writes that he is aware that Wolf already knows this and has engaged counsel and that the case is listed on the court calendar at Bismarck for the 1954 term.

See also:

Authorization of Settlement by Lillie Wolf, May 6, 1954

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relocation, land acquisition, land program, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

People Referenced

Lillie E. Wolf, Usher Burdick, Hutchinson

Letter from Representative Burdick to Lillie Wolf Regarding Garrison Dam Flood Lands, May 11, 1954