University of Nevada, Las Vegas

J. S. Hunter Letter to Mr. Granger, November 13, 1914

Full Text

0001_San Pedro, Los Angeles, Salt Lake Railroad, Letter about the condition at Las Vegas, page 1San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad CompanyConditions at Las Vegas 11/13/14Mr. GrangerOn Sunday, Nov. 8 1914. I went to Las Vegas in the interest of personal information regarding the general plant and operations of the L.V. L&W Co. I arrived on No. 2 9:30am, left on No. 1 5:00pm the same day. Mr. Bracken, our courteous agent at Las Vegas, met me at the train and made it his pleasure to show me everything and to post me on all things so far as time and my personal experience enabled me to grasp. I spent the entire day going over all the land and water plant, operations and incidentally a short trip through the R.R. shops and general store. I relate what I saw regarding the L.V. L. & W. Co.First, we walked over the "townsite" area and the surronding territory. I was shown the limits and given the location of the water mains and power lines, also shown samples of used wooden water mains and the difficulty of making its steel bands withstand the terrible eating effects of the gypsium which the land at Las Vegas contains to a remarkable degree. We examined the company houses thoroughly. They are well kept and with few exceptions, have neat cropped lawns, and yards full of vines, flowers and shade trees. The tenants take pride in their little homes and the houses present no signs of rough usage.



J. S. Hunter Letter to Mr. Granger, November 13, 1914
Individual Creator
Conditions at Las Vegas.
Original Collection
Original Date
Subject (TGM)
City or Town
Collection Subject (TGM)
City & town life;
DC Type
Genre (TGM)
Is Part Of,4
To purchase copies of images and/or for copyright information, contact University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, Special Collections at:
Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Digital Collection
Conversion Specifications
TIFF scanned at 400 dpi on Epson Expression 10000X using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A.
Digital ID
Compound Object
Master File Creation Date
Master File Format
image/tiff; 118 MB

Cite this Item

When linking to this object, please use the following URL:,3713



Subscribe to recent comments

There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment below!


University Libraries, UNLV, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 457001, Las Vegas, NV 89154-7001, (702) 895-2286

© 2009 University of Nevada-Las Vegas. All rights reserved.

Institute of Museum and Library Services