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Photograph of Raymond A. ''Pete'' West standing on flume of water wheel he built in... Raymond A. ''Pete'' West standing on flume of water wheel he built in 1936 on Muddy River near Logandale, Nevada
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Meeting minutes, Committee selected to consider question of Railroad Company obtaining water for railroad facilities... Minutes of a meeting to discuss whether the Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Co. had a vested water right in Well No. 1 and the flow that would be required from the shop well to meet the railroad's requirements.
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Letter from William Reinhardt (Los Angeles) to A. E. Stoddard (Washington), September 19, 1952 Discussion of various points of the drafted purchase contract for water production facilities by the Las Vegas Valley Water District.
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Memo from Edward C. Renwick to E. E. Bennett about the purchase price given to... Detailed discussion of why the purchase price set by the Nevada Public Service Commission for the purchase by the Las Vegas Valley Water District was too low.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Calvin M. Cory (Las Vegas), December 22,... Discussion of the defeat of bills to overturn the metering prohibition and efforts to have a future bill passed. "80-8, 83-4, 80-5-Gen" written at head of page in red pencil.
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Letter from William Reinhardt (Los Angeles) to A. E. Stoddard, October 6, 1950 Discussion of the new contract between the Las Vegas Land and Water Company and the railroad and the new rate the water company will pay for water, which would likely result in a water rate increase for users.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Leo A. McNamee, November 18, 1943 The water company needed to take steps to ensure that the one million gallons per day that issued from the new sewage treatment plant would continue to go to the Las Vegas Ranch. Handwritten at bottom "This is very important."...
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Photograph of scuba operations at Nelson's Landing, September 15, 1974 Three men in scuba gear on the rocks at Nelson's Landing the day after the September 14, 1974 flood.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. M. Jeffers, November 13, 1944 The Chamber of Commerce agreed that the artesian water in the valley should be reserved for domestic purposes, and Lake Mead water for irrigation, but Bracken wrote that this was academic because Basic Magnesium Inc. had no excess water.
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Chart of Las Vegas water consumption in 1940, circa 1941 1940 Las Vegas water consumption by month.
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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to C. H. Bloom, March 15, 1929 Suggested schedule for deposits for installation of water meters and connection to the railroad pipeline for industrial concerns. Date stamp from W.H.J. Letter has penciled in column titled "City Charge" next to the "Service Charge" column.
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Draft report, Las Vegas water supply recommendations, March 31, 1942 Details of twelve recommendations for the railroad to pursue with regards to water in the Las Vegas area. Drafted March 25, 1942, E. E. Bennett's penciled notes added March 31, 1942. Report has an "E.E.B. MAR 31 1942" date stamp.
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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to Mr. Johnson, March 13, 1929 Directions to obtain information regarding water meters, their purchase prices, and cost of installation to allow the establishment of a flat rate of deposit.
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Photograph looking west across the Las Vegas Valley towards the Spring Mountains Looking west across the Las Vegas Valley towards the Spring Mountains.
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Chart of Las Vegas water consumption in 1941, circa 1942 1941 Las Vegas water consumption by month.
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Newspaper clipping, Water wrangle solution?, Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 17, 1944 Lorenzi recommending a pipeline from Lake Mead to supply water to Las Vegas to guarantee future development in the Las Vegas Valley.
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Las Vegas Land and Water Company report, July 23, 1949 Summary of latest water crisis with the recommendations of Commissioner Williams to correct it.
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Memo from Walter R. Bracken to E. E. Bennett about Lake Mead and Basic Magnesium,... Bracken recommending that if Las Vegas was successful in getting water from Lake Mead through Basic Magnesium Incorporated that the artesian water be used for domestic purposes exclusively and the other for irrigation.
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Memo from H. H. Larson to Union Pacific Railroad Company employees about water conservation, February... Notice to all railroad employees of the importance of conserving water as much as possible.
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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to C. H. Bloom, March 9, 1929 Details for contracts for industrial connections to pipelines owned by the railroad.
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Letter from Frank Strong (Los Angeles) to F. H. Knickerbocker, April 3, 1929 Consideration of adding a line for fire protection to protect new leases in a new industrial area and how users would be charged.
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Mounted photograph of Peter Buol next to his artesian well in the Las Vegas Valley,... Peter Buol, first mayor of Las Vegas, and two other men next to a drilling rig and a flowing artesian well. Photograph was mounted on cardboard.
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Chart showing construction data of Las Vegas Land and Water Company wells, circa 1944 List of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company wells with details regarding each.
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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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Letter from A. M. Folger to Howard Mount (Kennewick, Washington), January 21, 1948 Letter from Folger to a student who was writing a paper on water in Las Vegas containing a brief overview of the topic.
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Book excerpt, Preliminary report to determine feasibility of diverting Colorado River, February 1, 1876 The excerpt consists of Appendix B printed in the Annual report by the Army Corps of Engineers upon the geographical surveys west of the 100th Meridian, February 18, 1905. It contains maps of the Southwest region of the United States,...
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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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