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Chart showing water consumption by month in Las Vegas in 1938, circa 1939 1938 Las Vegas water consumption by month showing a daily average per month.
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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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Detailed valuation of water facilities in Las Vegas under terms of Contract Audit No. 7322,... Detail of valuation of facilities at Las Vegas, Nevada in connection with charges for water furnished the Las Vegas Land and Water company.
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Letter from R. E. Wells (Los Angeles) to W. H. Bancroft, February 23, 1912 Wells expressed his opinion that it was not a good time to discontinue having someone patrol the pipeline and springs.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to J. P. Mack (Los Angeles), March 25,... References a Las Vegas Springs inspection. Damage to the housing around the Big Spring was found and repairs were requested.
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Letter from General Counsel (Las Vegas) to H. I. Bettis regarding Las Vegas water system... General Counsel recommends an examination of the water rights and water properties embraced in the mortgage, and an examination of the title deeds before the railroad company makes any real estate decisions.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Leo A. McNamee, August 28, 1935 Bennett recommending that a water company representative attend city and county commission meetings in case they discuss water related issues.
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Letter from A. M. Folger to A. E. Cahlan(Las Vegas), March 15, 1948 Results of the test of A. E. Cahlan's water, with a mention of the water testing regime of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company.
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Letter from H. C. Nutt (Salt Lake City) to J. Ross Clark (Los Angeles), September... Nutt and Bancroft agreed that it was not necessary to purchase more land to protect the Las Vegas Springs area.
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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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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Comstock and J. Ross Clark... The pipeline burst two weeks before and had flooded the entire rail yard and storehouse. Bracken asked if it could be fixed the same day.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to G. F. Ashby, February 26, 1948 Report on water usage, revenue, number of customers, and pipeline footage for the Las Vegas Land and Water Company.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles), June 18,... Bracken requesting that a contract be prepared for work on increasing the flow of Well No. 2.
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Letter from J. Ross Clark to H. C. Nutt (Los Angeles), August 29, 1913 Despite the fact that people were beginning to drill their own wells in the area, it was not worth buying up land to prevent others from drilling while land prices were high.
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Letter from C. G. Petrie to Al Folger (Las Vegas), June 17, 1948 Letter including proposal to relocate a portion of the Las Vegas Creek.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to F. R. McNamee (Los Angeles), November 20,... Workers installing sewer lines disturbed the water mains, which would cause many future problems, and Bracken was asking the company lawyer how to proceed.
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Letter from L. W. Edwards (Las Vegas) to George Allard (Carson City, Nevada), May 6,... Details of the monthly water charges for the Las Vegas Hospital with a complaint of their unfairness.
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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 including ad for the Las Vegas Review-Journal from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to... Text of a notice to be printed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal announcing a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for damage to the cover to the Big Spring.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to C. F. Miller (Los Angeles), May 19,... Discussion about drilling a well in the railyard. References the Sund, Conley, and Buol wells.
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Letter from W. H. Guild (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), October 14,... Guild expressed confusion for the very high usage compared to the year before, and posited that the previous year's readings were false.
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Telegram from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Guild (Salt Lake City, Utah),... Cleaning of the Las Vegas Creek was recommended while water was still running in order to avoid a lawsuit from the Stewart family.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to J. Ross Clark, February 15, 1912 Well No. 1 had just been completed and Bracken advised Clark that they would need to keep an eye on the flow from the Big Spring to see if the new well had an effect on the water flow.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to J. Ross Clark (Los Angeles), January 17,... Bracken noticed that only 2600 feet of pipe was authorized to repair the pipeline from the Las Vegas Springs. He makes the case that it is best to replace the whole line as it would be cheaper in the...
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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), August 26,... Letter outlining the procedure for a one-time purchase of bulk drinking water on the St. Thomas line.
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Letter to W. H. Comstock (Los Angeles), May 25, 1920 Letter probably from J. Ross Clark expressing skepticism that repairing the line will increase pressure. He was also wary of purchasing a well from someone else.
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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 J. Ross Clark to R. E. Wells, March 22, 1911 Though Wells agrees with Bancroft that the spring does not need a cover for health reasons, one might be necessary to keep swimmers out of the drinking water.
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Letter from George O. Treem (Las Vegas) to A. M. Folger (Las Vegas), November 29,... Treem, the City of Las Vegas Manager, requesting to borrow six water meters to check usage throughout the city.
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Letter from T. P. Cullen (Los Angeles) to H. C. Nutt, May 11, 1912 Letter stating the importance of the water supply to Las Vegas, and how the company should consider replacing the pipeline with concrete conduit.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Leo A. McNamee, October 16, 1934 Some Las Vegas citizens were talking of buying the water company, possibly with a federal loan. Bennett wanted to know if that could be legally done.
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Letter from F. R. McNamee (Los Angeles) to F. H. Knickerbocker, July 23, 1929 Since the city was expanding its sewer system, it was a good time to renegotiate their contract to get all the water run off from the city sewer system for irrigation on the Las Vegas Ranch. Written in pencil at...
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Newspaper clipping, Install meters to check water wastage, Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 22, 1949 The City of Las Vegas is installing water meters throughout the city to check usage. The meters are only for statistical usage and will be removed when the tests are done. Newpaper clipping is attached to plain paper with...
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Letter from Public Service Commission of Nevada to Al Folger (Las Vegas), June 3, 1948 Discussion of the fairness of the water rates for laundries, restaurants, baths, and toilets.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong, June 7, 1948 The charges for water for the hospital seemed to be too high and Folger was asking for permission to lower them.
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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 Haugh (Los Angeles) to F. H. Knickerbocker and A. S. Halsted, May 14,... The Las Vegas Land and Water Company was not going to buy the water system for the Wardie Addition, but would offer residents an attractive rate to connect to company lines.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Leonard L. Arnett (Las Vegas), follow-up to... In his report of water production and consumption, Bracken forgot to report carload water sales to Boulder City.
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Letter from F. R. McNamee (Los Angeles) to R. L. Adamson, November 19, 1931 When applying for a permit for the water from the new artesian well they needed to be careful not to apply for more than the actual flow, minus the amount of water needed for other purposes. Letter also refers to...
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Letter from A. M. Folger to William Reinhardt, November 30, 1949 The City of Las Vegas was requesting to borrow six water meters to check their water use. The Las Vegas Land and Water co. did not have any, but Folger recommended purchasing them and then sending them on...
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In the matter of discontinuance of water service to Wardie Addition by the South Nevada... Notice of a hearing about the legal ramifications to cutting off the water for Wardie Addition.
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Report of damage to agriculture by flood water, Muddy River, October 29, 1946 List of properties damaged in a flood in October of 1946 in the Moapa valley with details of damage to each property.
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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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Agreement with Mrs. Carl Shurtliff covering purchase of water for use at Overton, Nevada, February... Contract between Mrs. Shurtliff and the Union Pacific for the railroad to supply water (N. L. D. 2131)
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Report, A review of the limnology of and water quality standards for Lake Mead, October... Runoff from the Las Vegas Wash had heavily polluted the Las Vegas Bay area of Lake Mead. This report offered recommendations for bringing the resulting algae under control.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Calvin M. Cory, March 17, 1947 The city asked the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. to either fence or place Las Vegas Creek in a culvert, and Bennett was asking if they were obliged to do so.
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Report of meeting at Office of U. S. Engineers - Los Angeles, California, April 15,... Report of meeting to discuss and outline, and if possible, form a unit plan of cooperation for the pending flood control program in the Moapa Valley and Meadow Valley Wash.
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Speech by George Maxey about meeting Southern Nevada's future water requirements, May 16, 1968 This is a summary of an address given by Dr. George B. Maxey, Director, Center for Water Resources Research, University of Nevada, to a group of Southern Nevada business and community leaders at the Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas on May...
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County agent project progress report, Flood control - soil conservation, November 1, 1939 Report on flood control efforts in the Virgin Soil Conservation District, the Moapa Soil Conservation District, and the Virgin River Watershed. Project Number: State Office #172, Clark Co. #12
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt, W 23-1-48, August 4, 1949 The water company would see no benefit from attending a public hearing with the Public Service Commission regarding the water situation in Las Vegas
 

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