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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt, August 17, 1948


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Creator: Folger, Al M.




Discussion of details regarding the drilling of a well on the Las Vegas Ranch.

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Box 47 Correspondence File 1948


hln000796. 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 - August 17, 1948 W 18-1-12-A Mr. Wm. Reinhardt: Work Order 598 authorizes the drilling of a well on the Las Vegas Ranch at an estimated cost of $12,000 to furnish water for irrigation of the Ranch property. This was prompted by a notice from the City that water could no longer be provided from the Disposal Plant because of objections by the Board of Health. We filed application with the State Engineer for permission to appropriate four second feet from the underground supply, and this application was assigned State Engineer's No. 12460. The Nevada Statute requires publication for 3 weeks on each application, after which there is a 30-day period during which protests may be filed. Our first publication was made June 23 and the final on July 21; the 30-day period will be up this Saturday, August 21st, after which I anticipate we will receive approval from State Engineer. The casing has already been received and is stored on the Ranch. In order to get the work under way as promptly as possible after State Engineer's approval is received, I suggest we select a competent driller and award a contract to the one who submits the best bid. The following drillers are available in this territory: (1) Canemona Drilling Co., 205 Bridger St. (2) Keinz & Co., 712 Tonopah Drive. (3) S. R. McKinney & Son, P. 0. Box 2065. All three of these men are equipped with cable tools, no rotary rigs being available in this community. Subject to your approval, I believe we should ask all three of these drillers to submit bids for drilling the well, and I will appreciate it if your office will prepare the specifications and invitation to bid. When the job is awarded, it would assist considerably job and keep an accurate log of the strata encountered and also a close measurement of the casing lengths in-stalled so that if it is necessary to perforate the casing after same has been set, we will know where the joints are located. A. M. Folger