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A Second Letter to Tiza

Letter from Helen J. Stewart to her daughter Tiza, June 8, 1920
"Yesterday passengers were going to and from the Kiel Ranch all day in a flying machine and none of them were spilled out. . . We have planted and growing in our valley now over 400 acres of cotton and some capitalists are here now talking rice and tobacco.  Wait until they have the Colorado River harnessed to a big Dam which they are now surveying.  In fact, men are now there working and soon the project will materialize and we will be supplied with sufficient power to run all the pumping plants we can install and stamp mills besides having power to run these transcontinental railroads. . . I hear the aeroplane buzzing again.  They are charging ten dollars from Las Vegas to the Park's Ranch and back to town. . .I send you paper of May 15, The [Las Vegas] Age, in which you will see the closing exercises of the high school, your momma being the Clerk of the High School Board and the first woman in Clark County to be elected to that office."

Reader: Carrie Townley Porter

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Special Collections, University of Nevada Las Vegas Library