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Las Vegas to Bullfrog and stands at an elevation of 2,490 feet. (U. S. Geological Survey.) It is about 6 miles northeast of Fairbanks ranch and about the same distance southwest of Amargosa station, on the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad. There is a building at the well, and until recently water has been sold to travelers. The well is about 70 feet deep and can supply 100 barrels per day. The water is brackish, and there is no rope at the well, which has not been in use since 1905. 302. Johnnie, Nye County (E-8).—This mining settlement has come into existence since 1902. It is about 18 miles west of north from Pahrump and about 12 miles southeast of Miller Well No. 2. Water is piped to the town from Horseshutem Spring, about 4 miles to the east. 303. Kevichup Spring, Nye County (E-8).—This spring is near the Johnnie mine, 5 or 6 miles northeast of the town of Johnnie. The water is used for the mining camp, and is said to be of excellent quality. 304. Hornet Springs, Lincoln County (E-9).—These springs are on the northeast slope of Spring Mountain, about 7 miles south of Elderberry and about 20 miles northeast of Manse, on a road from Manse to Indian Springs (No. 305). They yield a large supply of water of excellent quality. 305. Indian Springs, Lincoln County (E-9).—These springs are about 20 miles northwest of Corn Creek Spring, 35 miles east of Miller Well No. 2, and 45 miles from Las Vegas. They are more than 5 feet deep and yield an abundant supply of water, which issues from limestone. This is one, of the important camping places on the stage and automobile road from Las Vegas to Bullfrog. 306. Corn Creek Spring, Lincoln County (E-10).—This spring forms another stopping place on the road from Las Vegas to Bullfrog. It yields from 1 to 2 miner's inches of excellent water. 307. Pahrump, Nye County (F-8).—Pahrump, one of the oldest settlements in the southern portion of Nevada, is about 7 miles northwest of Manse, on the road to Fairbanks ranch. It is a large ranch, in whose cultivation a number of Indians are employed. Here orchards, vineyards, and extensive fields of alfalfa flourish, and the water used in irrigation is supplied by a number of large, deep-seated warm springs, similar to those at Manse. Travelers can obtain hay and grain here. 308. Manse Springs, Nye County (F-8).—The springs at Manse have been known for years to travelers going northward from points in southern Nevada, and the place has long been the principal stopping point along this route. By the use of the water which the springs yield, this portion of the desert has been converted into a veritable oasis, and the 500 or 600 acres of alfalfa, orchards, and

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