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William Hood letter to J. Ross Clark, January 29, 1905

San Francisco, Cal., January 29th, 1905 SUBJECT: Las Vegas townsite. Mr. J. Ross Clark, Second Vice President, San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake R. R. Co. Dear Sir: I telegraphed Mr. E. G. Tilton, January 28th, as follows, in your absence which I hope you will approve of, this having been done after consultation with Mr. W. H. Bancroft: "Your letter twenty-seventh with plat Las Vegas townsite. Mr. Bancroft and myself think you had best make reservation on left four hundred feet throughout instead of as heretofore decided on and omit blocks one, two and three, these blocks being four hundred by one hundred and twenty feet. Show this telegram to Mr. Gibbon and advise if he agrees. In any case you could lay out such part of the townsite as Mr. Gibbon thinks best as at present planned, omitting blocks one, two and three and omitting them from any map of townsite that is filed. Answer." You will notice that this still leaves the question of whetherto omit blocks 1, 2, and 3 from the townsite for decision by the Committeeand enables the work of laying out the townsite to go on without delay. Yours respectfully, William Hood. CC - Mr. W. H. Bancroft.
William Hood letter to J. Ross Clark, January 29, 1905
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Letter discusses planning of blocks in the Las Vegas townsite.
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