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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Leo A. McNamee, July 8, 1943


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Bracken informs the company lawyer that the Las Vegas Land and Water Company has installed a weir to enable measurement of water currently being delivered to the Las Vegas Ranch, and recommends the removal of all references to all amounts of promised water in the lease.

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Box 11 Folder W18-1-12 A Las Vegas Ranch - W. T. Stewart Lease


hln000538. 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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Las Vegas - July 8, 1943 W 18-1-12 Mr. Leo A. McNamee: Referring to my letter May 26th to Nr. Strong and his of May 30th, copy to you, concerning new lease in favor of W. T. Stewart on the Las Vegas Ranch. In accordance with our recent discussion we have arranged to set a Weir Board on the east side of Fifth Street to determine the amount of water now being delivered to the ranch from Las Vegas Creek. However, in further conference with Mr. Strong this morning, he feels that we should omit any reference to the amount of water that will be delivered, merely providing that Mr. Stewart may cancel the lease on six-month's notice. Please, therefore, proceed with drawing up the lease similar to the previous one in effect, omitting however, any reference to the amount of water to be delivered. cc - Mr. Frank Strong WALTER R. BRACKEN