Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Flowing Wells

According to the City of Las Vegas web page, Las Vegas is Spanish for “The Meadows.” Around 1912, surveyor J. T. McWilliams created a map of artesian wells. The map pinpointed about 100 "flowing wells" and at least a dozen areas of "cultivated land."

If you know where to look, researching the history of these old ranches can be fun. This blog will be dedicated to trying to find out about some of the early Vegas ranches, who lived there, and how long they lasted.

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