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Las Vegas, Nevada, where farming pays : the artesian belt of semi-tropic Nevada
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- 30 - sewer system, improved streets, modern $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. Bonds have been authorized for the erection of a new $75,000 courthouse, on which construction will begin during the Summer of 1913, giving Las Vegas one of the handsomest county buildings in the State. 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 year 1914 is assured. 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, ]ead 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. OTHER RESOURCES. HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER. A power project, utilizing the flow of natural springs and streams in the Charleston mountains, South of Indian Spring, and capable of developing 10,000 horsepower, and

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