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Letter from G. T. Wickstrom (Omaha) to E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles), October 9, 1953


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The contract between the Las Vegas Land and Water Company and the Las Vegas Valley Water District said that all material and equipment used for business would go to the District. Wickstrom is requesting to know what to do with pipe belonging to the Union Pacific Railroad but intended for the Las Vegas Land and Water Co.

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Box 25 Folder 80-11 Vol. 4 of 7 LVL&W Co. Sale of Water Production of UPRR Co.


hln001230. 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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88-7 139-12 Mr. E. E. Bennett - Los Angeles: (CC - Mr. C. F. Bongardt Mr. R. M. Sutton Mr. J. L. Irish Mr. C. W. Craig - Pocatello - 42.112 10-5-53 Mr. W. McGhie - Las Vegas) Your contract CLD-11342, Omaha Dept. No. CD-39722, dated June 1, 1953, between LA&SL-UPRR-LVL&.W Co. and City of Las Vegas Valley Water District covers proposed sale of Las Vegas Land & Water Company, subject to approval by voters of the City of a bond issue, which we understand was voted upon and carried at Las Vegas election Sept. 30, 1953. Section 1, paragraph "h" of the contract, states - "All automotive equipment, shop equipment, material and supplies (excluding office furniture and equipment in the office of the Water Company) belonging to the Water Company, or any successor in ownership thereof, on the sale date and purchased or acquired by it for the purpose of the operation and maintenance of the public utility water distribution system referred to in paragraphs (f) and (g) of this Section 1 and of the class charged by the Water Company to Account 115?Materials and Supplies and Account 327?General Equipment as shown in the annual reports of the Water Company filed with the Public Service Commission of Nevada. It is agreed that the ledger value of the materials and supplies charged to said Account 115?Materials and Supplies as of September 1, 1952, was $29,902.90, and that the ledger value of the automotive equipment and shop equipment charged to said Account 327??General Equipment as of September 1, 1952, was $8,379.54." Union Pacific Railroad Company storehouse at Las Vegas has in its possession, and carried in Union Pacific material on hand account, transite water pipe and couplings having a total value of approximately $2,517.46. This material was provided and carried for the use of Las Vegas Sand & Water Company. If and when the physical properties of LVL&W are acquired and transferred to the City of Las Vegas, should the pipe and couplings in possession of our Union Pacific storehouse like wise be transferred to the City as part of the sales transaction Please advise. G. T. WICKSTROM Omaha - October 9, 1953