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Photograph of Murl Emery work dock with Lake Mead rising in the background, 1935 Murl Emery work dock, 1935, with Lake Mead rising
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Letter from Alfred Merritt Smith (Carson City) to Ernest Cragin (Las Vegas), May 6, 1946 Letter written by the Nevada state engineer to the mayor of Las Vegas regarding the water use from the Las Vegas Aquifer, which was roughly equal to the recharge rate. The state engineer recommended that a group of property...
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Newspaper clipping and draft of article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, circa October 1939
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Leaflet, It all adds up, Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas, circa 1945-1955 Leaflet describing the effects and prevention of water leaks with examples about faucets, toilet tanks, and lawn watering. Slogans at bottom of each page: Gyp the drip and Stop the drop
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Letter from E. E. Cunningham (Los Angeles) to W. R. Armstrong (Las Vegas), November 14,... Letter regarding two plans for providing water service to industrial properties along Main Street in Las Vegas. The letter mentions installation of a pipeline along the southern border of the railroad property and the installation of a lateral line by...
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Letter from L. R. Maag (Las Vegas) to Thomas A. Campbell (Las Vegas), June 15,... Letter asking for agreement by the Las Vegas Valley Water District to allow the Las Vegas Land and Water Company to add to the purchase price of the water system, the construction costs of water mains and fire hydrants to...
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Bill of sale from Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad to Union Pacific Railroad Company... Bill of sale by the grantor, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company to assign, transfer, and convey to the grantee, Union Pacific Railroad Company water production facilities including springs, spring houses, water wells, settling basins, reservoirs, storage tank, pipe...
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Photograph looking north across the Las Vegas Valley from Whitney Mesa towards the Sheep Mountains Looking north across the Las Vegas Valley from Whitney Mesa towards the Sheep Mountains.
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Letter from R. L. Adamson (Los Angeles) to F. H. Knickerbocker, August 18, 1931 Letter refers to Las Vegas Land and Water Company map, referenced below, showing proposed earthen dam near the Old Mormon Fort. Letter includes estimated construction costs. Mr. Adamson, Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad, advised against the...
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Letter from William Reinhardt (Los Angeles) to A. E. Stoddard, January 31, 1951 Willie T. Stewart was terminating the lease due to insufficient water on the ranch. He was willing to sign a new lease given the listed terms. Letter refers to outlined areas noted on map referenced below.
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Sketch of plan and profile of present and proposed pipes, tanks and reservoirs at Sloan,... Sketch of the pipelines and reservoirs existing and contemplated by the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad in Sloan, Jean, and Erie, Nevada.
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Map showing configuration of potentiometric surfaces in Paleozoic and Cenozoic aquifers in the area between... Map showing the areas that create artesian flow in the Las Vegas Valley.
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Map of part of Las Vegas Valley showing contours of the composite piezometric surface during... Map showing the water level of ground water in the Las Vegas Valley.
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Map of part of Las Vegas Valley showing the piezometric surface of the "near-surface" water... Map showing the water level of ground water and areas of evaporation and transpiration in the Las Vegas Valley.
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Photograph of footbridge over Las Vegas Creek, circa 1905 Footbridge over the Las Vegas Creek.
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Sale of water production facilities of Union Pacific Railroad Company and water distribution facilities of... "Location of water bearing lands to be sold to the Las Vegas Valley District. Boundary of lands owned by Union Pacific Railroad to be sold to the District."
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Sale of water production facilities of Union Pacific Railroad Company and water distribution facilities of... "Facilities of Water Company completed as of September 1, 1952. Facilities of Water Company under construction as of September 1, 1952. Facilities of Water Company which were commenced after September 1, 1952, and prior to March 1, 1953."
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Map showing profile of 24" C.I. water pipe line, Las Vegas, Nevada, circa 1920 Map showing changes to pipeline from the Las Vegas Spring created by Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company. Office of the Chief Engineer
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Sale of water production facilities of Union Pacific Railroad Company and water distribution facilities of... "Portions of pipelines to be sold to the Las Vegas Valley Water District. Pipe lines connecting to those to be sold to the District which will be retained by Railroad Companies. Privately owned pipe lines."
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Map of well locations, Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, 1975 Map showing wells in the Las Vegas Valley in 1975.
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Northwest-southeast section (A-A' on plate 1) of Las Vegas Valley and East-west section (B-B' on... Map showing a cross section of the valley-fill in the Las Vegas Valley.
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Photograph of trees and house at Las Vegas Ranch, circa 1905 Trees and house on the Las Vegas Ranch.
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Map showing proposed new 12" well and pipe line changes at water springs, Las Vegas,... Proposed changes to the Las Vegas Springs and pipeline
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Postcard showing artesian well near Las Vegas, March 6, 1920 Artesian well located approximately 4 (four) miles from Las Vegas, on a ranch. Water was used for irrigation.
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Aerial photograph of Las Vegas, 1915 Aerial view of Las Vegas in 1915.
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Aerial photograph of Las Vegas, westward direction, circa 1920 Aerial view of Las Vegas
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Aerial photograph of Las Vegas, northwest direction, circa 1920 Aerial view of Las Vegas
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Memo from Oscar W. Bryan to E. E. Bennett about the water appropriation ruling, December... Attorney Oscar W. Bryan referring to the state engineer's denial of Jack Wollenzein's application to drill a well. The official ruling is referenced below.
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Chart of monthly expenses and water revenue for the Las Vegas Land and Water Company,... List of monthly expenses and water revenue for the Las Vegas Land and Water Company for January - May of 1947. Original collection: Union Pacific Railroad Collection 97-19
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Data on wells and springs from the Las Vegas Land and Water Company, 1950 List of wells and springs, amount of water filed for, and the purpose the water is used for
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Letter from William Reinhardt (Los Angeles) to L. R. Maag (Las Vegas), June 12, 1953 Approval of the recommendation that the police department assign two officers to enforce water restrictions at the expense of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company for the summer months as has been done in previous years
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to E. C. Renwick, June 14, 1950 Letter from Folger indicating that the Las Vegas Land and Water Company was not limited on the amount of water they could take from the Las Vegas Springs because that was a vested right of the company
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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt, April 19, 1950 Projection of the amount of water needed when planned subdivisions are completed
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Photograph looking southeast toward Railroad Pass, before 1970 Looking southeast towards Railroad Pass from Henderson.
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Bill from Union Pacific Railroad Company to the Las Vegas Land and Water Company, May... Bill tendered by the Union Pacific Railroad Company to the Las Vegas Land and Water Company for rental of water and facilities
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Letter from Leonard L. Arnett (Las Vegas) to Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas), June 20,... Letter from the Mayor of Las Vegas requesting detail about water production and usage in Las Vegas. Handwritten notes on letter.
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Letter from E. G. Tilton (Los Angeles) to George Wynecook (Bakersfield, Cal.), August 31, 1906 E.G. Tilton, Chief Engineer of the The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company, replies that the railroad company has no intention of drilling any wells in Las Vegas because of the abundance of spring water in the...
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Letter from F. H. Knickerbocker to E .E. Bennett, October 14, 1934 Knickerbocker wanted to know how to proceed if Las Vegas citizens made an attempt to acquire the Las Vegas Land and Water Company through condemnation.
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Letter from William Reinhardt to G.F. Ashby, October 11, 1948 Reinhardt recommends that the water company remain non-committal about the creation of a water district in Las Vegas until it is clear how it would affect the interests of the Union Pacific Railroad Company.
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Photograph of Lake Mead and the Lost City restorations, Nevada, 1938 View of the Lost City from the approaching waters of Lake Mead during the spring of 1938.
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Letter from George Wynecook (Bakersfield, Cal.) to E.G. Tilton (Los Angeles), August 29, 1906 Request regarding the availability of well drilling contracts in Las Vegas.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett to F. H. Knickerbocker, October 20, 1934 Bennett agrees with Knickerbocker and MacNamee that they can do little to prevent Las Vegas citizens from trying to obtain the Las Vegas Land and Water Company through condemnation.
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Letter from E. E. Bennett to F. H. Knickerbocker, June 27, 1936 Discussion of another attempt to get the water metering prohibition repealed in the Nevada state legislature. Bennett recognizes that the law was enacted due to abuses by the Reno Power, Light & Water Company.
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Photograph of Union Pacific Railroad crews removing tracks at the St. Thomas line, 1938 Union Pacific Railroad crews taking up the St. Thomas line in advance of Lake Mead.
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Photograph of a congressional delegation visiting the Hoover Dam site, March 13, 1923 Congressional delegation visiting the Hoover Dam site. Photo sleeve includes information from responses to Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper "Help Us Write History" requesting photograph identification. Identified individuals: James Scrugham (1st man on the left) was Governor of Nevada at the...
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Aerial photograph of Union Pacific Railroad yards, Las Vegas, late 1920s Aerial view of Las Vegas and Union Pacific Railroad yards.
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Photograph of Floyd Francis, Jake Beckley, and friend in the swimming hole on the Von... Floyd Francis, an unidentified man, and Jake Beckley in the "old swimming hole" on the Von Tobel and Beckley property
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Photograph of first artesian well in Las Vegas Valley on Taylor Ranch, with group of... Thee identified and four unidentified men looking at a flowing artesian well with a drilling rig nearby.
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Photograph of Lake Mead at base of Lost City restorations, Nevada, 1939 Water from Lake Mead undermining a wall in the restored Lost City.
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Photograph of Hannig's Ice Cream Parlor in St. Thomas, 1952 Albert Hafner examines St. Thomas buildings that rose to the surface of the desert in 1952. With him are daughters Linda and Ilene and their friend Hazel Hall.
 

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