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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles), June 18, 1938


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Bracken requesting that a contract be prepared for work on increasing the flow of Well No. 2.

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


hln000889. 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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Water Supply at Las Vegas; Las Vegas - June 18, 1938. W 23-3-3 Mr. E. E. Bennett, General Solicitor, Los Angeles, Calif. Dear Sir: We have been experiencing some difficulty with the new well drilled at Las Vegas in October 1936 by Roscoe Moss Company, as the amount of water pro- duced thereby has fallen off almost two and a half million gallons per day. On handling the matter with the drilling company, they expressed the opinion that this trouble could be corrected by either pumping the well to free it from sand, or by further perforating the casing, which would cost between $300 and $500. I quote below Mr. Mann's telegram date, authorizing this work: "Your letter 14th and Roscoe Moss prop- osition. This in my opinion should be done immediately, and wish you would get in touch with Roscoe Moss and make necessary arrange- ments, advising General Manager Guild and Supt. Larson. Some simple letter form of contract will probably be necessary in order to permit free transportation of equipment. This Larson should arrange for. A-13? Org WRB Cy WHG". In absence of General Attorney McNamee, who is out of town, will you kindly have a letter of agreement prepared to cover. I enclose copy of the exchange of correspondence with Roscoe Moss for your information and guidance. Yours very truly, WALTER R. BRACKEN, Vice-President. cc - Mr. W. H. Guild, Mr. H. H. Larson.