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— 22 — POMEGRANATES, PEARS, PLUMS, PRUNES, NECTARINES, ALMONDS, WALNUTS and PECANS do well. RASPBERRIES and BLACKBERRIES thrive. STRAWBERRIES make a vigorous growth and an abundant yield when provided with shade. COTTON has been tried experimentally, with flattering results. The bolls are large, and the fibre long and fine. Section Director H. F. Alciaiore, of the U. S. Weather Bureau at Reno, last fall sent samples of Clark County cotton taken from our exhibit at the state fair, to a cotton expert in Arkansas for testing. The expert has returned a test sheet showing that the cotton is graded as "good middling grade" and under normal conditions worth 10 or 12 cents per pound. For many years a cotton gin in Moapa Valleo handled practically all the cotton used for the clothing of that community. LIVESTOCK. With year-round pasturage, phenomenal yields of alfalfa, bumper crops of cereals and other grains, and a practically winterless climate, the Las Vegas Valley offers unparalleled advantages as a feeding or "finishing" center for BEEP and PORK. DAIRYING, profitable anywhere, would be doubly profitable here, with an immense surrounding territory demanding fresh dairy products and offering no competition. HORSES, now being sent all the way from the Cache Valley, in Utah, to Los Angeles, can be raised here, 400 miles nearer the market, to better advantage. POULTRY, untroubled by their natural

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