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This letter, dated February 1, 1955, from a group of farmers along the Missouri River downstream of the Garrison Dam to United States (US) Senator William Langer, expresses the authors' concern and frustration over the loss of farmland due to heavy erosion caused by factors related to the construction of the Garrison Dam. In addition to the rapid loss of farmland, they are frustrated by having to pay property taxes on acreage that no longer exists.
The letter is signed by Nate Olds, Charles W. Russel, Melvin Marlines and Byron Grannis.
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downstream, erosion, Missouri River, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, farmland, property taxes
Nate Olds, Charles W. Russell, Melvin Marline, Byron Grannis, William Langer
Olds, Nate; Russell, Charles W.; Marline, Melvin; and Grannis, Byron, "Letter from Nate Olds et al. to Senator Langer Regarding Erosion Along Missouri River Downstream of Garrison Dam, February 1, 1955" (1955). William Langer Papers. 1003.