|People & Life Ways|
|Riches, Ranching & Railroads|
"There has been coal oil found near the Charleston Mountains on the west side and everybody that can is slipping out of town quietly & looking for oil. There has been found oil indications near some of my land and when I get a gusher, I am coming right back after you. Will left this morning on a four days mysterious trip for Jim Ladd and Stevens, one of our attorneys here. . . . Do you remember the mastodon bones we found between Tule and Corn Creek? You know they found them in the Brae at Los Angeles."
Reader: Carrie Townley Porter
Special Collections, University of Nevada Las Vegas Library