Photograph of John Quincy Lisle at the edge of his reservoir, Las Vegas, circa 1930


Photograph of John Quincy Lisle at the edge of his reservoir, Las Vegas, circa 1930
Lisle stands at the edge of the reservoir fed by an artesian well on his homestead.
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Transcribed from photo sleeve: "John Quincy "Jack" Lisle at the edge of the reservoir on his homestead in the Las Vegas Valley, about 1930. The reservoir is located not far from the present intersection of Twain and Eastern streets and was one of the best artesian wells in the Las Vegas Valley. At the time it was necessary to make a winding road off the Boulder Highway to reach the homestead. Most people thought that Lisle was absolutely insane to locate a homestead in such a desolate place, but Lisle, and amateur geologist, staked his claim there because he figured that water would be abundant because the land was near the Flamingo Wash. At one time Lisle raised 40 acres of alfalfa on the property."
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1928; 1929; 1930; 1931; 1932
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Circa 1930
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10.08 x 8.13 inches
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Original material scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A
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