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- Las Vegas, Nevada, where farming pays : the artesian belt of semi-tropic Nevada
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- — 28 — to place at their disposal the results of their own experience and observation. NURSERY STOCK ADAPTED TO LOCAL CONDITIONS. A nursery, established during the Spring of 1913, which has thousands of seedlings out of the ground at the present time (May, 1913) and 300,000 grape cuttings making roots, will be able to meet all demands for stock adapted to Las Vegas climate and conditions. HOME WAS NEVER LIKE THIS. The prospective settler in the vicinity of Las Vegas can look forward to everything essential to a pleasant home. He can have flowing water in his house without the use of pumps, windmills or any kind of artificial pressure. Cotton wood "fence posts'' develop into good-sized shade trees in three years time. The various species of poplar, the native ash, the umbrella or "China" tree, the box elder, maple, cork-barked elm, black walnut, butternut, mulberry, two or three kinds of palms and some of the conifers, all make a rapid and vigorous growth. Lawns flourish. garden flowers bloom in profusion and roses climb to the roofs of the houses, blossoming ten and eleven months in thy yeav. THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW. Tlie people who have settled here are people who know the West and Southwest thoroughly. Many of them have traveled ovev every State West of the Rockies looking for land, and have selected the Las Vegas Valley as their permanent home because they have found that it offers far and away the best opportunities for the man of moderate means.
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