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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles) to F. E. Pettit, Jr., August 16, 1924


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Discussion of what measures should be taken to control the flow from the new artesian well near the Las Vegas Springs.

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Box 15 Folder R11 Wells & Spring Railroad Company


hln000638. 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. F. E. Pettit, Jr: Your letter August 14th transmitting copy of Mr. F. R. McNamee's letter to Mr. Halsted August I3th in connection with applications of the Railroad Company and Las Vegas Land and Water Company to appropriate waters of the artesian wall near Big Springs at Las Vegas, Nev., I should be glad to Mr. McNamee arrange to have these applications filed promptly. Mr. Maguire calls attention to the third paragraph of suggests that steps be taken to put on a control valve so as to avoid waste of water from this well. Mr. Maguire expresses the opinion that he does not think it advisable to attempt to control the flow of water fron this well, and suggests that steps Should be taken to improve the land which we own at Las Vegas and use thereon for irrigation the surplus water Mr. W. R. Bracken concerning this latter feature, asking for his views and recommendations as to improving our land holdings at Las Vegas. F. H. Knickerbocker. cc- Mr. F.H. McNamee Mr. A. Maguire Mr. W.R. Bracken