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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to G. F. Ashby, September 10, 1943 Discussion of the new lease for W. T. Stewart for the Las Vegas Ranch with provisions that Stewart is obligated to use all the water that comes onto the ranch, freeing the Las Vegas Land and Water Company from problems...
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong (Los Angeles), May 26, 1943 Bracken recommends to Strong that Stewart's lease be renewed and discusses just how much water is to be included with the lease.
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Letter from Leo A. McNamee (Las Vegas) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), November 1,... Letter explaining the application to appropriate public waters. The unsigned application and well log are referenced below.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to William Wittwer Estate (Las Vegas), May 1,... Bracken informs the Wittwer Estate that the spring near the Las Vegas Ranch is running again and needs to be covered and locked.
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Letter from Howard W. Cannon (Las Vegas) to W. H. Johnson (Las Vegas), April 17,... The irrigation practices on the Las Vegas Ranch were being blamed for the mosquito problem in Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Land and Water Company was being asked to address it.
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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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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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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), May 30, 1943 Strong is reluctant to commit the company to a specific amount of water to be delivered to the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Leo A. McNamee, July 8, 1943 Bracken informs the company lawyer that the Las Vegas Land and Water Company has installed a weir to enable measurement of water currently being delivered to the Las Vegas Ranch, and recommends the removal of all references to all amounts...
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Aerial photograph of Las Vegas Valley Water Project, early phase, circa 1970 Aerial view of the Las Vegas Valley Water Project. Construction might be part of the Leonard R. Fayle reservoir and pumping station
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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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Newspaper clipping, Water waste is prohibited by law, April 28, 1945 Newspaper clipping from unknown source reminding readers of the city ordinance forbidding the waste of water.
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Letter from Franz A. Maroshek (Las Vegas) to J. M. Murphy (Las Vegas), February 18,... The County Health Department called on the City Manager to enforce Ordinance 76 to prevent the use of effluent to irrigate land that was used to raise dairy cattle on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Letter from W. T. Stewart (Las Vegas) to Las Vegas Land and Water Company (Las... Stewart notified the Las Vegas Land and Water Company that unless water was provided or the rent lowered, he would terminate the lease and vacate the property.
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Letter from G. J. Sylvain, M. D. (Las Vegas) to Mr. Folger (Las Vegas), March... The County Department of Health was going to add oil to the effluent to kill mosquitos, and asked the Las Vegas Land and Water Company to report excess oil running onto their land.
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Aerial photograph of Last Frontier Hotel and Casino, Nevada, 1945 Aerial View of the Last Frontier Hotel and Casino looking west.
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Chart, Comparative measurements - water production, Las Vegas Springs, circa 1935 Flow measurements from the Las Vegas Springs and well in July 1931, July 1934, and June 1935.
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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles) to W. R. Armstrong, August 18, 1928 Knickerbocker (Union Pacific Railroad) approved of providing Earl with a limited amount of water for an emergency situation.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to R. L. Adamson, August 5, 1936 Bracken had been trying for months to get the roof over a reservoir at the springs repaired, and now a dead rabbit had been found in the pool.
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Newspaper clipping, Water level decline shown, Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 15, 1945 Newspaper article summarizing a 1945 U.S. Geological Survey report of a sharp water level decline in the Las Vegas artesian basin.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to C. J. Balch (Los Angeles), October 20,... Bracken notifying the Union Pacific Railroad that the water situation on the Stewart burial plot was satisfactory.
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Letter from Las Vegas Land and Water Co. General Manager to C. W. Shelley (Las... Las Vegas Land and Water Co. requesting an invoice from the city to pay the money they owed for having two uniformed officers enforcing water restrictions for the summer.
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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), March 6, 1929 Knickerbocker was asking Bracken to investigate the Winterwood property as the president of the Railroad company was interested in properties that they had not yet managed to acquire.
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Memo about water usage in 1935 in Las Vegas, March 24, 1938 Paper from notepad listing the number of gallons of water used in 1935 by the water company and the railroad. Information is provided by Johnson, Office Engineer. Typed telephone message from Mr. Johnson, Office Engineer.
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Telegram from A. Maguire (Los Angeles) to W. H. Comstock, May 25, 1920 The railroad should consider drilling a well inside the shop grounds in case of serious labor troubles.
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Newspaper clipping, City lifts ban on daytime watering for 15-Day period, Las Vegas Sun, July... Newspaper article informing the public that the Las Vegas City Commission lifted the restriction on daytime lawn watering for 15 days, with the commission calling on volunteerism for the time period.
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Letter from Howard W. Cannon (Las Vegas) to Nevada Public Service Commission (Carson City), ... The Las Vegas City Commission instructed the city attorney to demand that the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. proceed immediately to augment the present water supply.
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Handbill announcing water outage, Las Vegas, December 11, 1925 Notice that the water would be shut off on 11 December 1925 from 7 to 10 a.m.
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Telegram from William H. Comstock (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), July 30,... Request to shut off water to the ice plant or the town while passenger trains are being filled, owing to low water pressure causing departure delays.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles), May 21,... Discussion of running a pipeline from the small spring to the reservoir supplying water to Las Vegas.
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Memo from W. H. Johnson about possible revisions to the water restrictions ordinance to make... Memo discussing possible revisions to the water restrictions ordinance to make it more effective.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Fred Knickerbocker (Los Angeles), October 14, 1924 The temporary expedients they used to bring the new well into production, like the makeshift settling pond, needed to be permanently settled before the state and county health authorities got involved. The office of Mr. Osborne and Engineer McKee is...
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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to E. E. Calvin (Omaha), July 17, 1923 Las Vegas was experiencing low water pressure because the fruit company was using full head through a direct 8 in. water main. Their cooling tower was installed, but not in service. Bracken wondered if there was a way...
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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Comstock and C. F. Miller... The water situation in Las Vegas was very serious. Water pressure was so low that there was no water in any second story in town.
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Letter from F. R. McNamee (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), August 27,... McNamee asking for information regarding the Buol well and discussing the possibility of the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. buying land in the vicinity of the Las Vegas Springs to protect their water rights and prevent litigation.
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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker(Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), June 14, 1934 Arrangments to pay the security guard contracted to protect the Las Vegas Springs and Reservoir.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to R. L. Adamson (Los Angeles), June 2,... Bracken requesting six oversized ''no trespassing'' signs for posting around the Las Vegas Springs and wells.
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Report of re-check of coolers by special officers, August 18, 1950 Results of follow-up visits to those who lacked recirculating pumps on their coolers, broken down by subdivision and number of citations issued.
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Letter from C. W. McKee (Las Vegas) to J. P. Mack (Los Angeles), March 3,... Measurements of the output of the Las Vegas springs and well. Letter is signed McFee, but that is a typo and should read McKee.
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Letter from L. R. Maag (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt (Los Angeles), June 19,... The Las Vegas Land and Water Co. received complaints of trucks taking water from fire hydrants, wasting large amounts of water and causing water pressure to drop.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to J. Ross Clark (Los Angeles), October 25,... Bracken asking Clark how to proceed since a man had offered to buy a small plot of land near the Las Vegas Springs who had promised not to drill a well. Bracken recommended to not allow it.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to R. L. Adamson (Los Angeles), March 11,... Bracken calling on the Assistant Chief Engineer to do something about the leaking
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Comparative statement of meter readings, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1950 Water meter readings at six locations at many different dates in 1950
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles), March 7,... Walter Bracken reporting to Fred Knickerbocker on the water situation on properties recently purchased by T. J. Lawrence.
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Letter from C. W. McKee (Las Vegas) to J. P. Mack (Los Angeles), May 12,... Detailed measurements of the Las Vegas Springs and Well.
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Telegram from Chas Rodman (Las Vegas) to Walter R. Bracken, T. W. French, E. Pickles,... Notice that the water to the city would be off for a few hours to allow workers to make a connection to the stockyards.
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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles) to F. E. Pettit, Jr., August 16, 1924 Discussion of what measures should be taken to control the flow from the new artesian well near the Las Vegas Springs.
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Report on total measurements of all water available in Las Vegas, 1934 Report showing the decreased amount of water available from the Las Vegas Springs from 1931 to 1934. R-11 written in red at head of report.
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Report, Revenues, expenses and investments on the water system in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1927 Summary of revenues, expenses, losses, and investment of the water company in Las Vegas comparing the periods January-November 1926 and January 1927
 

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