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William McDermott letter to J. Ross Clark, April 9, 1903, page 3

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3 with a freighter at Overton to haul from Caliente for 1 3/4 cts and if much freight was hauled he would do better. I also learn that lumber at Caliente is worth from $40.00 to $45.00 but this is not from a reliable source. I don't see where we will require much more lumber except we do some building.I do know we should have one thousand ft of one inch galvanized pipe as soon as possible to bring water from a clear spring to the house. The pipe that is in now taps the creek about 600 ft above and has been in ten or twelve years and has become so corroded and choked up that hardly any water comes throught it at all. And besides this there are times the water is not fit to drink which is when a dead animal lies in the creek or stuck watering in it but especially when they are irrigating the upper field which makes the water very bad at the house. To lay the pipe and cut a shallow ditch is but a small job or at least it wuold be if I was here to do it



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