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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to J. Ross Clark (Los Angeles), October 25, 1919


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Bracken asking Clark how to proceed since a man had offered to buy a small plot of land near the Las Vegas Springs who had promised not to drill a well. Bracken recommended to not allow it.

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


hln000846. 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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Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 25, 1919. Mr. J. Ross Clark, President, Las Vegas L. & W. Co., Los Angeles, Calif. Dear Sir:- Situated in the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 31 which is land lying around our springs which supply the town, is a small water mound. I have a buyer for this piece of ground if the same is for sale, and the purchaser would agree to take the same in the condition it is now and not drill any well thereon for water. This ground is on what is known as a high water mound, and he advises he wants to purchase the same for a residence. I myself would be of the opinion that we had better not dis-pose of this piece of ground for fear of sometime in the future somebody getting hold of same who would bore for Artesian water thereon, which might affect the flow of our present springs. However, if you think it advisa-ble to dispose of this piece of ground please place price on the same and advise me. Yours truly, Vice Pres. & Agent.