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— 26 — already stated, it will be seen that a man who contemplates living upon and developing land in the Las Vegas Valley should have at least $2,000 cash on hand after his land and necessary animals and farming implements have been paid for.; He will not need much in the way of shelter, for this is essentially an out-of-door country. Adobe, or sun-dried brick, which he can manufacture himself, is an excellent building material, and laid up in heavy walls, plastered inside and out, is admirably adapted to this climate, making an attractive house, warm in Winter and cool in Summer. Tents, tacked to permanent frames, floored, raised at the sides and provided with windows, doors and "flies," furnish inviting and comfortable sleeping quarters, at a cost of about $100 each, all complete. If the settler desires to build his permanent home at the start he should, add the cost to the $2,000 mentioned above. To put the case differently, after securing land and necessary equipment and developing water, a man will need enough capital to carry him to the end of his second summer. Exceptional men can get through with less, but this booklet is written for the average man. YOU NEED NOT HAVE HAD ANY EXPERIENCE. It is not uncommon for settlers to waste their first year in a new country doing the wrong things or doing the right things in the wrong way. We wish to emphasize the fact that this is entirely unnecessary in the Las Vegas Valley. The State of Nevada maintains an Experiment Farm at Logan in the Moapa Valley in this County where conditions are identical with ours, and employs a staff

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