CHARLES DOBIE : LOCAL HISTORY SANISH, NORTH DAKOTA
Cattle roundup, Sanish North Dakota, about 1934
My mother took these photos the year she taught school in Sanish. Although she had been born in North Dakota (Kenmere)
she hated teaching and her year in Sanish cured her of it permanently.
Sanish was one of the dozen or more communities which were flooded when the Garrison Dam was built in the early
1950's. The newly-created Lake Sakakawea also flooded many Native Indian sacred sites and hundreds of thousands of
acres of prime farmland.