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This letter dated October 9, 1951, from United States (US) Senator William Langer to Ralph Shane of Elbowoods, North Dakota thanks Shane for his letter suggesting that the reservoir formed by the Garrison Dam be called Lake Sakakawea, a name Langer calls "good and fitting." However, he informs Shane, the decision has already been made to call the reservoir "Lake Thompson."
The letter includes the handwritten annotation “Garrison Dam.”
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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, Lake Sakakawea
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish
William Langer, Ralph Shane
Political History | United States History
Langer, William, "Letter from Senator Langer to Ralph Shane Regarding the Naming of the Garrison Dam Reservoir, October 9, 1951" (1951). William Langer Papers. 517.