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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to H. T. Whyte (San Francisco), February 4, 1923


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Bracken demanding that the fruit company do something about its water waste.

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Box 13 Folder W23-3-3 LVL&WC (Report of R. G. Greene, Geologist)(re: water situation in LV Valley)


hln000855. 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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Mr. H. T. Whyte, Chief Engineer, Pacific Fruit Express Company, San Francisco, California. Dear Sir: Kindly refer to your letter to me of November 28th, 1922, in reference to relief for water shortage here in Las Vegas. At this time it does not seem as though there has been any preparation made for the correction of the over-supply of water used by your Company and I would re-spectfully call your attention to the fact that our spring season is very close at hand when there will be a heavy demand on us for water for townsite purposes, and must insist that there be an immediate action taken on the part of your Company for relief in the excessive amount of water used by the ice plant here, or we will be com-pelled to place the same on a meter basis. We do not wish to be arbitrary in these matters but the demand for more water will be upon us very sudden-ly and we must be prepared to take care of the same to avoid litigation and trouble with our City Commissioners. Will you kindly advise. Yours truly, B/R Walter R. Bracken Vice-President & Agent, CC?C. F. Miller W. H. Comstock Las Vegas, Nevada, February 4, 1923.