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Letter from J. Ross Clark to H. C. Nutt (Los Angeles), August 29, 1913


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Despite the fact that people were beginning to drill their own wells in the area, it was not worth buying up land to prevent others from drilling while land prices were high.

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Box 1 Folder 1 J. Ross Clark Las Vegas Springs 1911-1921 59 PP


hln001034. 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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August 29, 1913. Mr. H. C. Nutt, General Manager, Los Angeles. Dear Sir,- Referring to the enclosed copy of letter from Mr. McNamee to Mr. Bracken, in regard to the development of water at Las Vegas: I note Mr. Buol has struck a flow of 100 miners inches two miles north of Las Vegas spring. It may be, that if a num-ber of such wells were put down in that vicinity, it might affect our big springs, and if it should, I presume we would be compel-led to put down a well, or wells, ourselves in the neighborhood of the big springs. I do not think we would be warranted in buying any additional land, as I feel sure that we can get just as good a well as Buol's on our own land at almost any point between the shops and the big springs, or perhaps above the big springs. However, if we could get the land very cheap, it might he worth considering, but not at a big price. This would be my view of the matter. Very truly yours, (Signed) J. ROSS CLARK