University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Walter R. Bracken letter to C.O. Whittemore, January 17, 1908, page 1

Full Text

January 17th, 1908. Mr. C. O. Whittemore, President, Las Vegas Land and Water Company, Pacific Electric Building, Los Angeles, California. Dear Sir: Referring to my lease on the Las Vegas ranch, I beg to advise you that about a week ago, after a few days of incessant flowing of oil down the waters of the creek, I called on Mr. Heaton and he and I made personal inspection of the same. We at that time returned to the rail-road yards and hunted up Mr. Lundholm, who advised us that they were pumping oil from the sump into the waters of the creek. He also at that time had it stopped. During a personal conversation this morning with Mr. C. G. Lundholm he informed me that it was the orders of Mr. W. C. Frazier to pump the sump into the waters of the creek, and he also informed me that he had spoken to Mr. Frazier concerning the matter since, and that Mr. Frazier advised him that the [stuff from the sump] would continue to be pumped into the waters of the creek. You are doubtless aware that during our troubles last year we lost one entire crop of hay, which was caused entirely by the oil in the water, and the water being used for irrigation purposes during the season; and it is an undisputed fact that the amount of oil that is flowing down the waters of this creek will eventually destroy not only all of the hay crop, but all of the vegetation, and fruit trees at the ranch. My lease requires me to keep in good, healthy, growing condition all shrubbery and trees at the ranch. This I cannot do unless there is absolutely an abatement of this nuisance, neither can I afford to pay the amount of rental

Pages

 

 
Title
Walter R. Bracken letter to C.O. Whittemore, January 17, 1908, page 1
DC Type
Language
eng
Is Part Of
http://digital.library.unlv.edu/u?/dig,4
Rights
To purchase copies of images and/or for copyright information, contact University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries, Special Collections at: http://www.library.unlv.edu/speccol/
Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Digital Collection
Conversion Specifications
TIFF scanned at 600 dpi on Epson Expression 10000X using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A
 

Cite this Item

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

http://digital.library.unlv.edu/u?/snv,3955

Tags

Comments

Subscribe to recent comments

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

Comment on this object
 

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