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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), March 6, 1929


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Knickerbocker was asking Bracken to investigate the Winterwood property as the president of the Railroad company was interested in properties that they had not yet managed to acquire.

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Box 15 Folder R11 Wells & Spring Railroad Company


hln000642. 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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On Line, March 6, 1929. (Personal) Mr. W. R. Bracken: Mr. Gray spoke to me in Salt Lake City yesterday about the property said to have been acquired by T. J. Lawrence, for a hotel site, having a fine spring and good quality of water. He asked what I knew about the size of the spring, and to what use the water had been put prior to the time Lawrence acquired the land. Told Mr. Gray I did not know anything abut the Winterwood property nor the spring, but would make inquiry of you, and ask you to supply the details. I think what was passing in the President's mind, was the presence of a water supply in the vicinity of Las Vegas, which we have failed to acquire. Will appreciate it if you will give me a brief history of the Winterwood property, what you know of the spring and the use to which it was put in the past. F. H. Knickerbocker