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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Leo A. McNamee (Las Vegas), February 6, 1940


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Letter referring to water received by the Stewart family from the Union Pacific Railroad.

Transcribed Notes: Transcribed from handwritten text on letter: "May 1st, 1940 - Placed dam in ditch to divert all water to Burial Plot; May 27 - 2 1/2'' on weir, 8'' around weir. At Steward fence, water 3'' deep, 10'' wide."

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Box 11 Folder W18-1-12 Las Vegas Ranch - Albert W. Wittwer Lease Sep. 1, 1933


hln000529. 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 - February 3, 1940 Mr. Leo A. McNamee, General Attorney, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dear Leo: Referring to your letter December 9th transmitting one from the Stewart heirs concerning alleged damage to the 4-acre burial ground because of shortage of water during the summer months. After our conference on this subject and in accordance with Mr. Jeffer's letter December 24th, it was decided that we would endeavor to pacify the heirs with the hope that we would be able to furnish sufficient water to this during the coming summer. Will you kindly advise if you have had any contact with them since that time and what have been the developments. Very truly yours, WALTER R. BRACKEN, Vice-President and Agent.