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Report on Las Vegas water situation from F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles) to W. M.... Comparisons of water supply and use in Las Vegas with future projections. Document compares data on water consumption in 1931 and 1935. Link to Bracken's letter referred to in this document is in the references field.
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Telegram from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), August 18,... Copy of a telegram to Omaha explaining the water shortage on the Las Vegas Ranch and requesting authority to drill a well.
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Mailgram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Mr. Frank Strong, August 16, 1939 The spring used at the ranch had slowed to the point where stock could not be supported. Bracken recommended drilling a well.
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Mailgram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong (Los Angeles), August 16, 1939 The spring on the ranch had slowed to the point where livestock could not be supported. Bracken recommended that the Las Vegas Land and Water Company drill a well or permit Wittwer to do so.
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Work order authority for extensions and additions to existing property, September 6, 1939 Engineering department work order detailing work to be done and estimate for new well on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Estimate of cost for drilling well at Las Vegas Ranch, August 26, 1939 Cost estimate for a new well on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong (Los Angeles), August 26, 1939 Letter confirming details regarding the drilling of a new well at the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Telegram from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), August 19, 1939 Telegram informing Bracken that Union Pacific Railroad President Jeffers had approved the drilling of a well on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong (Los Angeles), September 27, 1939 Letter stating status of the work and cost of well drilling on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to William M. Jeffers (Omaha, Nebraska), December 17,... Bracken telling Jeffers that the Stewarts were seeking financial gain from the railroad company, yet something needed be done to supply them with water. He gave three possible solutions. A copy of Stewart heirs' letter is referenced below.
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Newspaper clipping and draft of article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, circa October 1939
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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to Leo A. McNamee, May 29, 1945 Robert Griffith had filed a protest to the water company's drilling of well #11, most likely in response to their protest to his well. Strong recommended contacting Griffith's lawyers and offering to drop their objection in return for him...
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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to E. E. Bennett, May 5, 1945 Strong believed that the water company's protest against Griffith's well was ill-conceived and recommended selling water at wholesale rates to Griffith.
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Photograph of a man working on a drilling rig, Taylor Ranch, before 1910 Man working on a drilling rig at the Taylor Ranch.
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Photograph of artesian well in Paradise Valley, before 1920 Men near a drilling rig and an artesian well in operation, with structures in background.
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Letter from A. M. Folger to H. A. Shamberger (Carson City), February 28, 1948 Request for the drill logs of area wells to see the probable chance of success for a contemplated well on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Letter from [A. M. Folger] to Hugh A. Shamberger (Carson City), August 23, 1948 Request to the state engineer to expedite their permit to drill a well since the period for people to object had expired.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt, August 17, 1948 Discussion of details regarding the drilling of a well on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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County agent project progress report, Domestic water supply for Bunkerville and Mesquite, November 1, 1939 Wells drilled previously were not sufficient to solve area water problems. Wittwer recommended consulting with the United States Geological Survey and State Engineer before any more wells were drilled. Report signed by John H. Wittwer as County Extension Agent. Project...
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong, October 11, 1945 Bracken asks if the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. should oppose a proposed well by Kenny Searles.
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Letter from Alfred Merritt Smith (Carson City) to Leo A. McNamee (Las Vegas), March 3,... The State Engineer recommends offering Robert Griffith water at wholesale prices so he does not want to drill a well
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Letter from William Reinhardt (Los Angeles) to A. M. Folger, August 18, 1949 Reinhardt suggests that because of the serious water condition in Las Vegas, the water company should file a protest against the application of Jack Wollenzein to drill a new well.
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Letter from W. W. White (Reno) to Senator Pat A. McCarran (Washington, D.C.), September 22,... Letter written by the Director of Nevada's Division of Public Health Engineering to Senator McCarran informing of sewerage problems in Reno and the Nevada statutes regulating metering of water in larger Nevada towns like Las Vegas and Reno.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Howard C. Mann (Omaha), November 27, 1935 Letter from Bracken explaining the water situation on the Las Vegas Ranch to the chief engineer of the Union Pacific system.
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Application for permit to appropriate the public waters of the State of Nevada, November 1939 Application for the Las Vegas Land and Water Company to appropriate the water from a new well on the Las Vegas Ranch. Original Collection: Union Pacific Railroad Collection 97-19
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. M. Jeffers, November 10, 1944 Letter to the president of the Union Pacific appraising him of why the Las Vegas Land and Water Company was protesting the issuance of new permits to drill wells in the Las Vegas.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to R. L. Adamson, November 5, 1952 Discussion of what the sale to the Water District will mean for taking water from the shop well and water on the Las Vegas Ranch. Reference to proposal draft is noted below.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Frank Strong, May 4, 1945 Bennett believes that the Las Vegas Land and Water Company should withdraw its opposition to the drilling of Robert Griffith's well.
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Las Vegas Ranch well log, circa October 2, 1939 Well drilling log for a well drilled on the Las Vegas Ranch
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Letter from Calvin M. Cory (Las Vegas) to Edward C. Renwick, December 20, 1952 Cory expresses the legal opinion that in an artesian basin, if you have a water right then the point of diversion makes no difference.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong, February 21, 1948 Discussion of drilling two wells on the Las Vegas Ranch to make up for the irrigation water lost by the City forbidding the use of effluent, and of giving up acreage for the Elks and a sewer treatment plant.
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Letter from Leo A. McNamee (Las Vegas) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), August 23,... Letter accompanying the agreements with the Las Vegas Land and Water Company and the drilling company.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken to E. E. Calvin (Los Angeles), May 15, 1924 With the completion of a new well near the springs, the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. was going to use the water from one of the springs for irrigation.
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Telegram from N. A. Williams (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), June 5,... The water shortage was causing concern for the railroad because low water levels caused the well to spew sand which was very bad for the trains. A new well was needed to increase supply of water.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Comstock (Los Angeles), May 23,... Two hotels complained that they had no water pressure on their second floors, and Bracken discussed the possibility of purchasing a well to boost the pressure in the system.
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Letter from Leo A. McNamee (Las Vegas) to E. E. Bennett, May 2, 1945 Robert Griffith's lawyer informed the Las Vegas Land and Water Company's lawyer that unless they withdrew their protest of the Griffith well, they would protest the water company well.
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Proposed improvements and costs of Las Vegas Valley Water District listed by James M. Montgomery... Detailed list by a consulting engineer itemizing costs of proposed improvements by the Las Vegas Valley Water District after the change in ownership of the Las Vegas water facilities.
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Report on Las Vegas water situation from C. E. Swann (Rock Springs, Wyoming) to George... Report on water supply and use in Las Vegas. C. E. Swann, one of the authors of the report was Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific Coal Company. The addressee, Mr. George B. Pryde was Vice President of the Union...
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to William Reinhardt, September 30, 1952 The ability of the railroad to resist demands to increase water production would be aided if water production facilities were solely in the possession of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company
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Letter including map from James M. Montgomery (Pasadena) to Thomas A. Campbell (Las Vegas), April... Mr. Montgomery outlines locations and costs of drilling additional wells and work to existing well. to meet community water supply needs. A hand drawn map of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company well field is included.
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Meeting minutes from committee considering the question of serving railroad company facilities in Las Vegas,... Las Vegas General Attorney Calvin Cory determined that the 2.5 CFS from Well No. 1 represents a vested right. Committee discusses drilling another well on the shop grounds to increase production to the point where they can use the 2.5...
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Progress report on the ground-water resources of the Las Vegas Artesian Basin, Nevada, March 1945 Survey of the Las Vegas Artesian Basin with recommendations to curtail drilling and conserve water
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Letter from J. G. Allard (Las Vegas) to Al Folger (Las Vegas), August 2, 1949 Request for the water company's plan to prevent water shortages in the future. Letter states that if the supplied plan is insufficient, the commission will schedule a public meeting.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong (Los Angeles), October 10, 1944 Brief rundown of the water situation in Las Vegas, acquisition of water from Basic Magnesium Incorporated, and prevention of additional well drillings.
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Photographs and descriptions of an artesian well in the northwest corner of Clark County (Nevada),... Photographs with captions of an artesian well in Las Vegas
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Press release about proposed expenditures from bond issue, Clark County, Nevada, 1953 News announcement release of the Las Vegas Valley Water District's spending plans for money raised from a $8,700,000 bond issue. The list was compiled by the district consulting engineer, James M. Montgomery and included improvement projects and their estimated cost....
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Memo from Oscar W. Bryan to E. E. Bennett about the water appropriation ruling, December... Attorney Oscar W. Bryan referring to the state engineer's denial of Jack Wollenzein's application to drill a well. The official ruling is referenced below.
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Letter from E. G. Tilton (Los Angeles) to George Wynecook (Bakersfield, Cal.), August 31, 1906 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...
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Letter from George Wynecook (Bakersfield, Cal.) to E.G. Tilton (Los Angeles), August 29, 1906 Request regarding the availability of well drilling contracts in Las Vegas.
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Postcard showing the Evey Well, circa 1908-1909 Men standing next to a drilling rig looking at the Evey Well.
 

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