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Near Pick City in Mercer County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Garrison Dam

 
 
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By Connor Olson, July 25, 2021
1. Garrison Dam Marker
Inscription.  Construction of the dam began in 1947 and was completed in 1954 at a cost of $300 million dollars. Garrison Dam is one of the largest earthen dam structures in the world with a volume of 66.5 million cubic yards of rolled earth fill. The dam is 2 12 miles long, 12 mile wide at the base, 60 feet wide at the top and 210 feet high. It would require a train 16,000 miles long or 2 million freight cars to carry all of the fill in the dam.

An estimated 15,000 people assembled at the dam site to see U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower speak at the closing ceremonies of the Garrison Dam in June 1953. Another 10,000 people gathered along the route of the Presidential procession to Bismarck. Twenty-five highway patroi and 175 members of the national guard were stationed at intersections between Minot, the dam, and Bismarck.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
 
Location. 47° 30.273′ N, 101° 26.062′ W. Marker is near Pick City, North Dakota, in Mercer County. Marker is

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By Connor Olson, July 25, 2021
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on North Dakota Route 200 east of Park Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hazen ND 58545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powerhouse (here, next to this marker); Intake Structure (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hidatsa Village (approx. 10.1 miles away); River-Centered (approx. 11.6 miles away); Awatixa Village (approx. 11.7 miles away); Cutbank Archeaology (sic) (approx. 11.7 miles away); Wildlife Area Evolves From Coal Mine (approx. 11.7 miles away); Custer Coal Mine (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pick City.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Garrison Dam. (Submitted on July 26, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.)
 
Garrison Dam image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 25, 2021
3. Garrison Dam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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