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Letter from A. S. Halsted (Los Angeles) to Mr. Knickerbocker regarding surface and underground water... Halstead believed that if a new well was dug, the railroad and the water company must make sure that all the water from it was appropriated.
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Letter from A. Maguire (Los Angeles) to F. H. Knickerbocker, October 30, 1924 Maguire informs that Bracken was planning on using surplus water from the new artesian well to irrigate land on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Letter from F. R. McNamee (Los Angeles) to Leo McNamee about surface and underground water... Though the deed from Stewart makes no mention of water rights, it was McNamee's opinion that the water was part of the land and went with it.
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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles) to A. S. Halsted (Las Vegas), January 7,... The new artesian well should be capped so its flow could be controlled so there would not be a problem with claims of surplus water. Written in pencil at the top of the page: "102-5" "174-2" and "Dry Lake, Nev."...
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Letter from A. S. Halsted (Los Angeles) to [F. R.] McNamee, December 16, 1924 Halsted proposed that the company not apply for water rights for the Las Vegas Springs but merely ask for a certificate since there were no conflicting claims.
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Letter from F. R. McNamee (Los Angeles) to Leo [McNamee], May 22, 1924 McNamee states that although the Union Pacific Railroad owns the land that the springs are on and all the land it historically watered, to further protect their water right they should apply for the right to appropriate the water.
 

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