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H.M. McCartney to J.Ross Clark, January 16, 1902, p2

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From S.P.,L.A.&S.L.R.R.Co., to J. Ross Clark- Sheet No. 2on it in winter. Every indication in the valley points toward its being an artesian well region.I certainly would recommend trying some artesian wells before paying such a price as $6500.00 for the Kyle Ranch with its very limited supply of water.Outside of the Big Spring, there is no large supply of surface water anywhere in the Vegas Valley and outside of four small springs (of the Kyle is one) I know of no visible water supply. If artesian water can be obtained, the valley can be made a magnificent orchard district. It would raise apples, pears, plums, prunes, peaches, apricots, nectarines, figs, pomegranates, grapes, walnuts, almonds and pecan nuts. All these are now growing there. The apples are exceptionally good for a hot country. Probably the best production so far as quality is concerned, would be apricots, nectarines and the nuts mentioned.The Vegas Valley is the most fertile spot along the proposed lineof this railroad anywhere between Utah and California. Very respectfully, H.M. McCartney First Ass't Engineer.



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