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- — 30 — $30,000 grammar school building, county high school, two newspapers, an attractive theatre, a strong bank, first-class hotels, well-equipped hospitals, up-to-date stores, steam laundry, bottling works, two natatoriums, an excellent brass band, commission form of government, a representative Chamber of Commerce. Among the more recent improvements is a beautiful county court house, built and furnished at a cost of $75,000. and which for beauty and utility both combined is not excelled by any in the state. It is one striking case in which the county received full value for every dollar ex-pendend. Las Vegas is the central point on the shortest automobile route between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles—the only route free from snow and open for travel at all times of the year. The completion of this route during the present year is assured. A bridge across the Rio Virgin river near St Thomas built at a cost of $14,000, renders the use of the new route possible. Las Vegas is the center of the vast agricultural and artesian water district which this booklet describes, capable of supporting a farming population numbering into the thousands. Near Las Vegas are mines of gold, silver, lead and zinc, ledges of granite, marble and sandstone, valuable deposits of salt, lime and pottery clay, great resources for hydro-electric power, and a highly mineralized belt, as yet hardly scratched, which offers large inducements to the prospector and investor.
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