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First public train into Las Vegas from Los Angeles

First public train into Las Vegas from Los Angeles
The image was taken within the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad's rail yard. In the center of the photograph is a large crowd of people who have just arrived. To the left is passenger cars, to the right freight cars, in the background center is the first depot in Las Vegas, a railroad car. Photographer is believed to have been Ed Von Tobel, Sr. The San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad offered a special rate of sixteen dollars to those coming in for the auction of lots within Clark's Las Vegas Townsite. If an individual purchased property, the amount of the ticket would be refunded.
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