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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker to A. L. Coey, June 6, 1933 After the discovery of a dead man in a swimming hole on Union Pacific property, the removal of the swimming hole was suggested.
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Letter from L. R. Maag (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt (Los Angeles), June 11, 1953 Request to the Union Pacific Railroad vice president for approval of having the police department assign two officers to enforce water restrictions at the expense of the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. for the summer months.
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Telegram from A. Maguire (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), June 19, 1924 The new well of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company was throwing sand. The author believed the problem would correct itself in a few days, but if not, they Company might need to construct a settling pond.
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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Comstock and J. Ross Clark... The pipeline between the springs and the shops had burst. Two weeks had passed and still the water service was not working on it. Bracken requested that it be fixed immediately.
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Letter from W. H. Dentner (Las Vegas) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), March 20,... The mayor pro. tem. of Las Vegas requesting to hear what plans, if any, the water company had to increase supply to meet the needs of the expanding city.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt, July 19, 1950 Folger reporting that he attended a meeting on possible revisions to a water restrictions ordinance, and that he spoke in opposition to it being repealed.
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Report on projected cost of water at Las Vegas for year 1930, February 4, 1930 Summary of the cost of water for the railroad and the water company in Las Vegas in 1930
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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Comstock (Los Angeles), July 30,... Bracken reported that the ice plant had no objection to having their water cut off while passenger trains were filled, but cutting off the town would cause serious trouble and should not be done.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt, September 11, 1950 Officer followed up with owners of coolers not equipped with recirculation pumps and issued citations to those still not in compliance.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong (Los Angeles), August 2, 1939 Bracken stated that water from reservoir and spring was flowing, but was being absorbed into the ground as it flowed through a bed of tuilleries. In order for water to reach the Stewart burial plot and avoid a lawsuit threatened...
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Deed excerpt from Helen J. Stewart and heirs (Las Vegas) to William A. Clark, December... Excerpt of agreement between the Stewart family and Clark guaranteeing 4 miner's inches of water for the Stewart burial plot. Original date of deed was December 8. 1902. Excerpt was dated June 16, 1939.
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Letter from J. Ross Clark to C. O. Whittemore (Salt Lake City), December 27, 1902 Clark questioned if the ranch had as much water or farmable land as claimed by Helen Stewart, and recommended not closing the deal on the property under the present agreement. J. Ross Clark's brother, who is mentioned in the letter,...
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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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Letter from W. H. Johnson (Las Vegas) to L. V. Peart (Omaha), November 7, 1952 Letter stating the total amount of water sold in Las Vegas during October 1952.
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Letter from E. E. Calvin (Omaha) to F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles), January 21, 1926 Directions to have the Las Vegas Ranch contour mapped in order to figure out the most efficient irrigation scheme.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Mr. Will Wittwer (Las Vegas Ranch), May... Responding to complaints that water from a spring located on the Las Vegas ranch property had been contaminated, directions were given to repair and protect the spring.
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Letter from Las Vegas Land and Water Company (Las Vegas) to Mr. Rex N. Moss... Letter regarding the installation of new water lines for a new subdivision in Las Vegas.
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Letter from General Manager (Las Vegas) to Kelly Ann Le Blanc (New Iberia, Louisiana), November... Letter written by the General Manager of Las Vegas Land and Water Company to a student in Louisiana who was writing a report on Las Vegas water supply.
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Letter from W. H. Johnson (Las Vegas) to L. V. Peart (Omaha), October 10, 1952 Letter stating the total amount of water sold in Las Vegas during September 1952.
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Letter from Las Vegas Land and Water Company (Las Vegas) to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene... Detailed charges of the Bernard's water service at two locations.
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Letter from Mr. Wood (Las Vegas) to Walter R. Bracken, February 13, 1926 Suggestions of a few minor changes that would allow the Las Vegas Ranch to become profitable in a few years time, as it has the essential fundamentals.
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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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Letter from Major Robert Montana (San Francisco) to A. T. Folger (Las Vegas), August 11,... The commander general of the U. S. Sixth Army requesting a map of Las Vegas showing potable water facilities.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Benson Wright (Carson City), August 8, 1922 Strikes were making it impossible for the water company to expand their sources of water.
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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), June 12,... Knickerbocker asks Bracken how much water the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. could use from the new artesian well to make sure they are qualified to appropriate all the water from it.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to E. E. Calvin (Omaha), November 2, 1921 Details about a new well on Union Pacific Railroad property.
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Report of Las Vegas water during fourteen years, 1957 Overview of fourteen years of water use in the Las Vegas Valley showing water sales and consumption in gallons.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to H. T. Whyte (San Francisco), February 4,... Bracken demanding that the fruit company do something about its water waste.
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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Comstock and C. F. Miller... Discussion of installing a small pump to keep up sufficient pressure in the system
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Comstock (Los Angeles), February 4,... Since the water company was experiencing many consumer complaints, Mr. Bracken suggested pumping the sand from at least one of the springs in an attempt to increase flow.
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Letter from H. T. Whyte (San Francisco) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), February 7,... The fruit company was planning on installing a water cooling tower which would reduce their water use from 500 to 50 gallons per minute.
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Letter from A. S. Halsted (Los Angeles) to Mr. Knickerbocker, June 11, 1924 The Las Vegas Land and Water Co. had drilled a new well but they had not filed the paperwork to legally appropriate the water.
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Chart, Wells in the Las Vegas Area, Nevada, inspected during August and September, 1938 Inspection log for wells in the Las Vegas area.
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Letter from Bertha Witmer (Las Vegas) to Mayor J. L. Russell and the City Council... Letter from a citizen to the Las Vegas City Commission protesting Ordinance No. 247. Left to Right: Asst. Commissioner of Reclamation N. B. Bennett, Jr., Master of Ceremonies; U.S. Senator Alan Bible; Regional Director A.B. West of the Bureau...
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to H. I. Bettis (Los Angeles), January 17,... Bracken informing the Las Vegas Land and Water Company Vice-President that unless the railroad stopped pumping oil from their sump into the creek, he would terminate his lease on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Letter from the Las Vegas Land and Water Company (Las Vegas), March 30, 1940 Circular letter from the Las Vegas Land and Water Company endorsing City Ordinance No. 247
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken and Al M. Folger (Las Vegas) to Mayor J. L.... The Las Vegas Land and Water Company informs the mayor of Las Vegas of their efforts to promote Emergency Ordinance No. 247 and of the improvements they have made to the water system to increase capacity. J. L. Russell was...
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Letter from William McDermott (Las Vegas) to C. O. Whittemore (Salt Lake City), November 29,... Discussion of the survey of the Las Vegas Ranch in relation to the Las Vegas Creek.
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Newspaper clipping, Protest emergency water ordinance 247, Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 26, 1939 Lorenzi urging people to protest the passage of City Ordinance No. 247, because it creates the impression to possible future residents that Las Vegas does not have enough water.
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Letter from Colonel Moore (Moapa, Nevada) to J. T. McWilliams, January 25, 1903 Moore explaining to McWilliams the methods he used in measuring the water on the Las Vegas Ranch. Handwritten text transcribed by cataloger.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong, March 31, 1948 Discussion of the necessity of using pumps to ensure adequate water pressure for a new subdivision.
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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to H. H. Larson and J. P. Mack... Since the Union Pacific maintenance crew had not fixed the leaks in the pipeline, and the level in the reservoir was five feet and falling, Bracken had dispatched men to repair the pipeline.
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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to H. H. Larson (Los Angeles), July 15, 1940 Discussion of the work keeping the Las Vegas Creek channel open to guarantee promised water to the Stewart Burial Plot.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. M. Jeffers (Omaha, Nebraska), May 31,... Bracken expressing the desirability of a permanent watchman to prevent vandalism and sabotage of water facilities.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Guild comparing water consumption between... Letter comparing Las Vegas water usage in January in 1942 and 1943.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to L. A. White, September 2, 1948 Detail of some of the costs involved in connecting a new subdivision to the water company mains.
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Letter from Clifford A. Jones to Al Folger (Las Vegas), May 26, 1948 The lawyer for the Thunderbird Hotel proposing a plan for running a pipeline between a fireplug belonging to the Las Vegas Land and Water Company and that property, on terms apparently favorable to the water company.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Guild comparing water consumption for... Letter comparing Las Vegas water usage in September 1941 and 1942.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to John M. Bunker (Rox, Nevada) regarding his... Walter Bracken informing John M. Bunker that work replacing an old redwood pipeline with a new iron main was well underway and they would not be able to connect his neighborhood to company water.
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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to H. H. Larson (Los Angeles), March 4,... The Nevada State Highway Department requested five million gallons of water for use in road construction near Jean, Nevada, and Bracken was asking for permission to quote a certain price to the department.
 

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