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This handwritten letter dated August 11, 1951, from Edwin and Beatrice Zimmerman to United States Senator Langer expresses the desire for the lake created by the Garrison Dam to be named for “those being displaced from For Berthold Reservation.” The Zimmermans explain they are among “the first white settlers” and consider the proposed name of Thompson Lake as “most inappropriate and is wasting a golden opportunity to preserve in a name some of the heritage of our state.”
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Elbowoods
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
Edwin Zimmerman, Beatrice Zimmerman, William Langer
Political History | United States History
Zimmerman, Edwin and Zimmerman, Beatrice, "Letter from Edwin and Beatrice Zimmerman to Senator Langer Regarding the Naming of the Garrison Dam, August 11, 1951" (1951). William Langer Papers. 515.