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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Walter Bracken (Las Vegas), December 19, 1939


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Letter from the Union Pacific Railroad Co. lawyer recommending that the company not provide a settlement with the Stewart family, but to move forward with supplying water.

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Box 11 Folder W18-1-12 Las Vegas Ranch - Albert W. Wittwer Lease Sep. 1, 1933


hln000528. 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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Re: Las Vegas Ranch - Water for Stewart Burial Plot. Los Angeles, Dec. 19, 1959. File 174-2. Mr. Walter R. Bracken: I have copy of your letter of December 17, 1939, to Mr. Jeffers, your file W 18-1-12, on the above subject: It is my personal opinion that we should not make any settlement with these people at the present time. I do feel, however, that something should be done with respect to furnishing these people water in view of the opinion given by Mr. McNamee in his letter of August 26th. I had been inclined to take an opposite view, but in view of Mr. McNamee's fa-miliarity with the Nevada law I think we should be governed by his opinion. I hope, however, some way can be worked out to see that they secure the required four inches of water without a great deal of expense. Copy to Mr. Leo A. McNamee E. E. Bennett. EEB:FC