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Las Vegas, Nevada, where farming pays : the artesian belt of semi-tropic Nevada
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—20 — vineyards in California. In the vineyard on the old Stewart ranch have been grown bunches of Flaming Tokays weighing eight and nine pounds apiece. Las Vegas Muscatel raisins are sweeter and better than the imported article. The "Thompson Seedless" is prolific and in great demand. Other varieties do equally well. Las Vegas PEACHES, both early and late, in size, flavor, color and yield, are the equal of any in the world. Seventy acres were set out in early Elbertas by one concern in 1912 and 1913, and larger acreages are to follow. Las Vegas has the advantage of being twenty-four hours nearer the Eastern markets than the peach-growing sections of California. Las Vegas APPLES took premiums at the San Francisco Midwinter Fair in 1894, alter being hauled 90 miles in a wagon to the railroad. One or the largsst APRICOT trees in the world, a "Moorpark," is on the old Las Vegas ranch, and has been bearing fruit for thirty years, samples of which, sent to the Midwinter Fair in 1S94, were earlier and larger than the California product. FIGS, the same year, ripened eight days earlier than in California. A young fig tree bore ripe fruit in the middle of November, 1911, formed young figs in January. 1912, and bore five successive crops that season. P O M E G R A N A T E S, PEARS. PLUMS, PRUNES, NECTARINES, ALMONDS, WAI,-NUTS 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,

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