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Las Vegas, Nevada, where farming pays : the artesian belt of semi-tropic Nevada
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— 15 — altitude ranging from 1700 to 3000 feet above sea level insures freedom front extremes, both of heat and of cold. Rainfall averages four to five inches annually. As for snow, there has been enough to cover the ground only two or three times in thirty years. The nights, even in midsummer, are delightful, always cool enough for restful sleeep. None of the sultry horrors, common in the Middle West and parts of the Southwest, of a temperature lingering around 100 at midnight or one o'clock in the morning. We have our altitude to thank for that. A POOR PLACE FOR DOCTORS AND UNDERTAKERS. Such a climate spells health for young and old. Babies grow fat on it—there never was such a country for babies. No trouble about a decreasing birthrate or infant mortality in Las Vegas. Graybeards prolong their life by living here. Sufferers from rheumatism forget their pain and regain the use of their limbs. Malaria doesn't exist. A climate that agrees with mankind agrees with the things mankind wants to raise. Poultry and livestock of all sorts thrive on it for the same reason their owners thrive. Early fruit and vegetables, grateful for a sky that breeds no fogs, are ready for the market before their California kindred. AVHAT KIND OP SOIL ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? WE HAVE IT IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY. A classified list of the soils in the Las Vegas Valley would include almost every kind of good soil known anywhere, and there is a corresponding diversity in the crops to

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