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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Roscoe Moss (Los Angeles), June 10, 1938 Well No. 2 had dropped production from 2.5 million gallons a day to 700,000 gallons, and Bracken discussed possible remedies.
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Letter from Frederick F. Barker to the Directors of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce,... Discussion of the feasibility of bringing water from Lake Mead to Las Vegas
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Letter, handwritten notes, and sketches from Division Engineer C. Miller (Los Angeles) to Chief Engineer... Details of pipeline maintenance including sketches of the work to be done in Las Vegas
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to Frank Strong, May 27, 1948 Discussion of the issues involved with selling water to properties located outside of the Las Vegas city limits.
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Letter from Roscoe Moss (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), June 13, 1938 The decrease in flow from Well No. 2 was likely due to the high lime content of the water forming scales over the perforations in the pipe, and Moss recommended enlarging the holes.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to H. C. Mann (Las Vegas) regarding Las... Las Vegas was just entering the hottest part of the year and well No. 1 had dropped off production considerably.
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to E. E. Bennett, September 20, 1948 Contract negotiations for connecting a new subdivision to the water company mains.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. M. Jeffers (Los Angeles), June ... Bracken briefing Jeffers on the production problems with Well No. 2, a possible rate increase due to evaporative water coolers, and the water shortage in Las Vegas
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Letter from Alfred J. Ryan to the Directors of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce,... Discussion of the feasibility of bringing water from Lake Mead to Las Vegas. Pittman is an older name for the city of Henderson. Whitney is an older name for East Las Vegas.
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Letter from Ralph W. O'Neill and James R. Montgomery (Las Vegas) to the Colorado River... Report on how to increase the capacity of the Basic Magnesium, Inc. water facilities to allow for more water to go to the Las Vegas Valley Water District
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Aerial photograph of downtown Las Vegas looking east toward Frenchman Mountain, post-1953 Aerial view of downtown Las Vegas looking east toward Frenchman Mountains. The following buildings are visible in the photograph: Lucky Casino, Horseshoe Casino, Fremont Hotel and Casino, Four Queens Casino, Golden Nugget, El Cortez Hotel, First National Bank, Bank of...
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken to C. O. Whittemore (Los Angeles), January 17, 1908 Letter to the president of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company complaining of the railroad pumping oil from a sump into Las Vegas Creek.
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Letter from J. T. McWilliams (Las Vegas) to William McDermott, November 29, 1902 McWilliams provides surveying information and recommends purchasing the springs that lay outside the boundaries of the Stewart Ranch.
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Photograph of Lost City restorations and Lake Mead, Nevada, 1939 The waters of Lake Mead lapping at the base of the restorations of the Lost City.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Leonard L. Arnett (Las Vegas), June 20,... Letter to the Mayor of Las Vegas reporting of output from the Las Vegas Springs and wells and consumption by Las Vegas residents.
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Violation notice of the water waste city ordinance, 1950 Violation notice (front and back) informing violators that if they violated the ordinance again they may be arrested (City Ordinance No. 218)
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. M. Jeffers, May 20, 1942 Explanation of why Las Vegas Land and Water Company had undercharged users by almost $900 the previous year.
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Letter from Hugh A. Shamberger (Carson City) to Las Vegas Land and Water Company (Las... List of wells owned by the Las Vegas Land and Water Company and the amount of water granted to each.
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Letter to H. I. Bettis, April 13, 1906 Bettis stating that prohibiting outside faucets would not solve the problem of unauthorized users, and would punish those who haven't given permission to neighbors who were using it anyway. It was also hard for owners to stand guard over their...
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Letter from Alfred Merritt Smith (Las Vegas) to Walter R. Bracken and Robert B. Griffith... Notice from the state engineer that Robert B. Griffith and the Las Vegas Land and Water Company were both being called to a hearing to discuss their conflicting applications.
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Aerial photograph of flood path, Eldorado Canyon to Nelson's Landing, September 14, 1974 Aerial view of the path of the flood down Eldorado Canyon to Nelson's Landing.
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Letter from W. H. Hulsizer (Omaha) to G. F. Ashby (Omaha), May 7, 1942 Hulsizer enumerated the many financial and political reasons that the water producing lands controlled by the Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company should be sold to the Las Vegas Land and Water Company.
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Letter from C. O. Whittemore (Los Angeles) to T. E. Gibbon (Los Angeles), August 22,... Whittemore stating that the reservoir at the Las Vegas Springs should be covered and a pipeline run since the open water system was an epidemic and a lawsuit waiting to happen.
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Letter from C. O. Whittemore (Salt Lake City) to Henry Thurtell (Carson City), October 13,... Letter to the Nevada State Engineer refuting Buol's application for water from the Las Vegas Creek since the Las Vegas Springs were on private property and entirely appropriated on that property.
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Letter from A. M. Folger to Walter R. Bracken, May 7, 1945 Discussion of the ramifications of withdrawing the Las Vegas Land and Water Company's protest to the proposed Griffith well.
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Public service announcement by the Las Vegas Land and Water Company about avoiding water waste,... Transcript of a radio public service announcement reminding people to turn off their sprinklers at midnight and leave them off until 5 am or risk a citation from the police.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), May 7,... Bennett proposed that they offer to sell water at a wholesale rate to Robert Griffith to resolve the conflicting applications issue.
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Diagrammatic drawing showing wells, springs, reservoir and settling basins, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1942 Map showing the location, size, depth, capacity, and type of water resources owned by the railroad in Las Vegas in June of 1942
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Topographic map of Las Vegas Rancho showing location of wells and water lines, Las Vegas,... Map showing the locations of springs, wells, and waterlines in Las Vegas in 1940.
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Map showing proposed improvements of Las Vegas Springs, Las Vegas, Nev. / L.A. & S.L.R.R.... Map showing the locations of the Las Vegas Springs and the proposed improvements to them for the municipal water system
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Map of major subdivisions near downtown Las Vegas, January 2, 1931 Map showing the major subdivisions near the Las Vegas downtown, as well as the location and composition of water pipelines.
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Report and survey of reconnaissance geology between Lake Mead and Davis Dam Arizona-Nevada, 1963 Geological survey of the area between Lake Mead and Davis Dam.
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Grant of easement, Las Vegas Valley Water District, regarding railroad property, circa 1953 Grant of easement for the Las Vegas Valley Water District across railroad property.
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Report on 1950 pumping costs and water requirements for Craig Ranch, Las Vegas, Nevada Detailed costs for operating pumps for irrigation on the Craig Ranch in 1950
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Photograph of Arabell Hafner sitting on the remains of the St. Thomas School, 1948 Arabell Hafner sitting on the remains of the St. Thomas School.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to A. L. Coey (Los Angeles), January 28,... Bracken providing details for a possible agreement to sell water to the Railroad Pass Casino and asking if Coey approves of the deal.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles), regarding cultivation... Discussion of ways to put more land under cultivation to protect their water filings.
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Report on floods from the Meadow Valley Wash, Muddy River, and California Wash, after 1945 List of major floods in the Moapa Valley with accompanying map.
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Correspondence from L. A. Barnes (Las Vegas) to W. H. Hulsizer (Omaha), October 12, 1949 Summary notes of a meeting between the Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Las Vegas Land and Water Company regarding the possible sale of water production to the district.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to J. P. Mack (Los Angeles), July 12,... Bracken was asking the Las Vegas Land and Water Company to disallow payment to the person who should have repaired the leaking pipeline but didn't. The spraying pipeline severely hampered their credibility in the public eye when asking for conservation...
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The water resources of the Las Vegas Valley: a brief survey, March 27, 1931 Overview of the water resources in the Las Vegas Valley, includes maps
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to F. H. Knickerbocker (Los Angeles), regarding water... Walter Bracken asking for permission to fill in the swimming pool and use the company drag line to clean out the ditch to the Las Vegas Ranch so overflow could be used by the lesee rather than go to waste.
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Photograph of water seeping into restored pit and dwellings of Lost City, Nevada, 1939 Pithouse in the Lost City restorations undermined by rising Lake Mead water.
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Preliminary report, Regional hydrology of a part of Southern Nevada: a reconnaissance, July 1963 A geological survey of Southern Nevada hydrology which was prepared on behalf of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Report TEI-833
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Mailgram from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to William Reinhardt, October 20, 1948 Bennett notifying Reinhardt of the results of the election that created the Las Vegas Valley Water District and the names of those elected to serve on the board.
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Photographic record of storm damage to Union Pacific Railroad railway lines, March 2, 1938 Selected pages from a photographic record book of the damage to the main rail line from California to Utah from a 1938 storm. Text accompanying photos include description of track location.
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History of major floods in Moapa valley and adjacent washes, after 1945 List of the major floods in the Moapa Valley with map to show locations of the floods.
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Letter from W. D. Johnston (Los Angeles) to A. Maguire, regarding water supply at Las... Details some of the struggles the Las Vegas Land and Water Co. was having in an attempt to increase production in the midst of a water shortage.
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Photograph of a Union Pacific tour-bus on Highway 93, Nevada, circa 1933 A Union Pacific tour-bus in a pullout overlooking Hemenway Wash off Highway 93.
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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to W. H. Comstock (Los Angeles), June 17,... LVL&WC executives had been called to a meeting with the Utilities Commission about water shortages, and W. H. Comstock was seeing if they could quickly increase capacity before the meeting.
 

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