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Letter from Walter R. Bracken to Charles McCall (Las Vegas), May 17, 1945


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Bracken asking the city manager to require the more intelligent use of water in the Huntridge Addition city park to set a good example for residents.

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Box 12 Folder W23-1-B Water Conservation Campaign 1942-1944


hln000749. 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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May 17, 1945 Mr. Charles McCall City Manager Dear Sir: As you know a uniformed officer has been placed on duty to enforce the City Ordinance prohibiting the waste of water. In addition to the fact that we should not waste anything during war times the practice is obnoxious because it creates a traffic hazard due to slippery streets, undermines the pavement requiring replacement at the tax payers' expense and creates unsanitary conditions including breed-ing places for mosquitoes and other insects. One of the moat noticeable places in town is the City Park in Huntridge Addition. The police officer has difficulty in convincing the residents that they should not permit their lawns to overflow into the streets when the orchard sprays used in the Park and South Maryland Parkway are permitted to squirt out into the road almost daily. We will sincerely appreciate your cooperation in correcting this condition. Yours very truly,