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Las Vegas, Nevada : center and county seat of Clark County, Nevada, gateway of the great Boulder Dam project


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Elevation, 2200 feet. Lowest Temperature, 13 above Highest temperature, 113 above Las Vegas, Nevada Center and County Seat of Clark County, Nevada Gateway of the Great Boulder Project Further information cheerfully furnished by LAS VEGAS CHAMBER of COMMERCE Las Vegas, Nevada On the Colorado River where it is proposed to build the gigantic dam. In Clark County, An Inland Empire and Land of Opportunity. Las Vegas, NevadaLAS VEGAS Clark County, Nevada Is a thriving railroad town located in the heart of a County of wonderful undeveloped resources. SHE HAS A population of about 4,000, March, 1924; The Division point of the Union Pacific Railroad The large division Shops, storehouses, and ware houses of the road; The Great Ice Plant and Icing Station of the Pacific Fruit Express Company, with its Re?frigerating Plant where thousands of cars of California fruits are iced on their way east The Oasis of a Coming Great Transcontinental Auto Highway; The Arrowhead Trail being now on the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway which reaches the Wonderful Scenic Beauty of Southern Utah, Cedar Breaks, Zion Canyon, The Nat?ural Bridges and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon; Two Fine Banks; Two Newspapers; Good Homes surrounded with green shade trees, lawns and flowers; Well graded streets with concrete sidewalks and a paving plan under way; Good Churches, five of them; Good Schools; Electric Lighting and Telephone systems; A Modern Sewer Plant; Fraternal Societies, Orders and Clubs; A Good Public Library; Enterprising Stores and Up-to-date Business houses; A busy Realty Board; A Local Bar Association; Pure Spring and Artesian Water in abundance; A wonderful climate; A wide awake live Chamber of Commerce; SHE IS The center of millions of acres of undeveloped lands and the Hub of a mineral territory as rich as lies out of doors. In these two particulars she is comparable to Salt Lake City, Utah, and Denver, Colorado, in that her greatness will be due to the fact of her location regarding agriculture and mining, two industries of vital importance, which constitute the natural foci for the creation of commercial centers, metropolitan communities of industry and population. She is the Gateway of the Great Boulder Dam Project, now under consideration of the pres?ent Congress of the United States, and is des?tined to be the future home of teeming thousands. The Las Vegas, Nevada, Chamber of Commerce presents herewith a short picture story of present actual conditions. It believes in the Greatness of the Future of Las Vegas and Clark County and invites the con?sideration of all good citizens who desire to better their worldly conditions by investing or living with us.PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS ICE plant UNION PACIFIC DEPOT TWO BLOCKS OF FINE SCHOOL BUILDINGS The GRAMMAR SCHOOL THE METHODIST CHURCH The L.D.S. CHURCH The PIKE APARTMENTS THE COUNTY COURT HOUSEThe greater portion of Las Vegas Valley is like this Stretches of Desert covering some 150,000 acres before irrigation Showing keys that unlocked the possibilities of Las Vegas Valley There are over a hundred artesian wells in Las Vegas ValleyKaffir, Maize, Sorghums grow between the Young Orchard Trees Both Dairying and Stock Feeding Pay Here The Same Desert Lands in OrchardA young vineyard in the Las Vegas Valley Fig trees at Las Vegas, Nevada. Look much like Desert to you? You probably wouldn?t believe the truth about this apricot tree. Come and see it.This vineyard also shows what can be done on the desert. Gold mines aren?t in it with this stuff. The owner of this vineyard started without money and bought his $35,000 ranch with what it pro?duced. A Las Vegas Valley Peach Orchard. Those large trees on the right produced $400.00 per acre in 1923. This orchard contains 65 acres and is still growing. The owner says there are hundreds of acres more around him just like it was before he started.One year old Asparagus, Moapa Valley More Turkeys in Moapa Valley Winter Lettuce, Moapa ValleyThompson Seedless Grape Vineyard. Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada, on the Arrowhead Trail, just east of Las Vegas. Shurtleff Brothers, Overton. Successful $1.00 family pack?ages come from these gardens. Lettuce and onions. Another Grape Vineyard at MesquiteA wheat field just outside the city limits of Las Vegas. Asparagus in Moapa Valley cuts $250.00 to $400.00 per acre This is not corn in Iowa, It is Mexican June Corn, grown in Las Vegas, Nev. Turkey Farming, Moapa ValleyWhat the Coast-to-Coast Bird Man Saw When He Flew Over Arden, Nevada According to the Government experts there are yet 4,657,000 acres of Public Lands in Clark County, Nevada. Many thousands of them will some time come under cultivation as shown by the foregoing agricultural pictures. Las Vegas is the center of a pay roll activity of considerable importance. The Union Pacific Railroad distributes some $200,000.00 monthly. The U. S. Gypsum employs 250 men at their plaster works. The White Star Plaster Co., 100 men. The Great Western Gypsum Company, 30 men. The American Borax Company, 100 men at their Borax Mines. The West End Chemical Company, 100 more at their Borax Mines. The Yellow Pine Mining Company, 100 men. The Johnie Mines, the Empire Zinc Co., The Groom Mines, the Manganese Mines, The Eldorado Mining District, all pour their share of business activity into Las Vegas.The Great Borax Mills of the West End Chemical Company. One of the largest fields of borax in the world. Located 32 miles east of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The Yellow Pine Mining Company employs a hun?dred men at their Plant and Mills where they have paid handsome dividends to the stock holders of the Company. Showing new Power Plant and Mill belonging to Yellow Pine Mining Co.