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Letter from F. R. McNamee (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), August 27, 1913


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McNamee asking for information regarding the Buol well and discussing the possibility of the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. buying land in the vicinity of the Las Vegas Springs to protect their water rights and prevent litigation.

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


hln000844. 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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Los Angeles, Cal., August 27th, 1913. Mr. Walter R. Bracken, Las Vegas, Nev. Dear Sir:-- Mr. Peter Buol was in today and he advised me that his Company had struck a flow of 100 miners inches of water the night before last on its land situate about two miles North of Las Vegas Spring. He also stated that he intended to drive another well on land belonging to his Company, situate near the main Las Vegas Spring As our land does not extend any great distance West, North, or of the Las Vegas Spring, it is just possible that a well driven on adjacent lands might diminish the flow of the Spring and result in litigation in protecting our water rights. Mr. Buol took occasion to suggest that it might be well for us to consider purchasing some of the land contiguous to ours on the West, as a protection to our water rights now existing in that locality. What information have you on Buol's recent strike of ar-tesian water? Very truly yours, Copy to H. C. Nutt. Copy to F. A. Waters. Office of A. S. HALSTED, F. R. McNAMEE, LEO A McNAMEE, SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES & SALT LAKE RAILROAD COMPANY LAW DEPARTMENT