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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to J. P. Mack (Los Angeles), June 10, 1939


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Walter Bracken urging the Union Pacific Railroad to pay serious attention to maintaining a wooden pipeline, which was leaking badly in numerous places in summer. The reservoir level was at seven feet and falling.

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Box 15 Folder R11 Wells & Spring Railroad Company


hln000653. 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, June 10, 1939. H H L J P M - LA Water situation in Las Vegas becoming serious with only 7 ft in reservoir. Notice number of bad leaks in old 16 inch wood line from Tonopah Highway to shop yard fence, important these be repaired immediately to conserve every drop of water we produce. If Railroad Water servicemen unable handle this promptly please advise and I will pick up men here to handle. B-12 Walter R. Bracken 450PM