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Letter from E. E. Bennett to Howard W. Blanchard (Washington, D. C.), April 19, 1954


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Bennett was requesting the name of the chairman of the Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee as well as members so see if there were any that he could influence for a favorable passage of the water district right-of-way bills.

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Box 25 Folder 80-11 Vol. 5 of 7 LVL&W Co. Sale of Water Production of UPRR Co.


hln001212. Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1828-1995. MS-00397. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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April 19, 1954 AIR MAIL Mr. Howard W. Blanchard Union Pacific Railroad Company 600 Shoreham Building 15th and "H" Streets, N.W. Washington, D. C. Dear Howard: Recently, after request of the Las Vegas Valley Water District, I understand Senator McCarran introduced two bills in the Senate, the one granting a right of way for a new water line for the Water District from a connection with the existing water line from Lake Mead to Henderson, and the other granting a right of way for the existing water line to Basic Management. These two bills were introduced for the purpose of perfecting title to the existing right of way of the present water line from Lake Mead to Henderson, and to give title to a proposed line from a connection with that line to Las Vegas. As you know, the Union Pacific, through the Las Vegas Land & Water Company, is very much interested in this matter, and I would appreciate if you could send me a copy of each of those bills. I also understand that they have been referred to the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee of the Senate. Could you advise me the name of the Chairman of that Committee, and the members thereof, showing their states, in case I find I have a few friends on that committee to whom I might write asking that these bills be expedited. Yours very truly, E. E. Bennett EEB:ps