E.G. Tilton, Chief Engineer of the The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company, replies that the railroad company has no intention of drilling any wells in Las Vegas because of the abundance of spring water in the area.
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Aug. 31,1906, 613. Mr. Geo. Wynecook, R.F.D.Box 1, C/o. S.P.Co., Bakersfield, Cal. Dear Sir: Answering your letter of Aug. 29th in regard to drilling wells at Las Vegas, this company has no intention of drilling any wells there. As to whether or not anyone else is, I am unable to say. An abundance of water is received by gravity from springs in the neighborhood. Yours truly, Chief Engineer. ERT