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Las Vegas, Nevada, where farming pays : the artesian belt of semi-tropic Nevada
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-- 7 -- off from the outside world until the building of the Salt Lake railroad a few years ago. The price of land is low enough to be within anybody's reach. The cost of developing water can be met by the man in very moderate circumstances. BE YOUR OWN PROMOTER Great capital is required to build immense storage reservoirs and construct gravity water systems many miles in length. But in the Las Vegas Valley a very little money will put down an eight-inch hole 300 or 400 feet deep and bring water into your own. door-yard. Why not do your own promoting and developing, and keep the PROFIT for yourself in a country where the actual yield of the land, crop for crop, is equal to the best, and where the demand for what the farmer has to sell exceeds the supply by a margin greater than that which prevails in any other part of the United States? Land in Nevada is cheap for the same reason that the prices of farm produce are high: because Nevada has been too busy with her mines to pay attention to her farms; because, in consequence, she has a great deal of land and very few farms. THE MIDDLE OF THE MAP, ON THE SUNNY SIDE If there were no other clue to the importance of the Las Vegas Valley, agriculturally and commercially, a glance at the map would be sufficient. Down in the sunny corner of Nevada, half-way between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, on a main line of transcontinental railroad, bordering on Southern California and Arizona, surrounded on all sides by high mountain ranges which are natural barriers against the snows of the North and the

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