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March 9, 1927

Dear Old Pal: 

Your letter from Peekskill isjust received - would have had it sooner, but I have been home with a bad cold for a couple of days. I should be delighted to see Edna and talk things over with her.

A great deal depends upon her tastes - and her pocket-book. There is more going on at Reno than any where else, and Reno is only one night's ride from San Francisco, but expenses of all sorts are highest there.
Almost as convenient to San Francisco as Reno, but much more reasonable as to living expenses, is Carson City, only 30 or 40 miles away - a most homelike little town, with nice people, in a beautiful setting at the foot of the high Sierras. However although it is the State Capital it is very quiet.

If Edna likes the desert, and mild winters, but does not mind hot summers, I can recommend Las Vegas in the southern part of the State, which is only one night's run on the train from Los Angeles. There are nice people there, too, but not so many as in proportion as Carson City. Altho Las Vegas is a bustling place from the business point of view, there is not much to do there in the way of entertainment. Expenses are moderate.

Should she decide to go to Carson or Reno she must go first of all to my friend "Don" Louis Schellenbach 3d, who is in charge of the State Museum, in the State Building, at Reno. He is one dandy fellow a great friend of the Indians and a favorite with them, and his wife is Dorothy Skinner's first cousin. Don can find Edna a nice place to stay either in Carson or Reno - in Carson especially, he knows everybody. His home address in Reno is 524 West 4th St.

I can give Edna a letter of introduction to him; or, if she would prefer to go to Las Vegas, I can give her some letters there. Anything in my power that I can do for you or for Edna would be a privilege for me.

Kakwa kwansim maika Ori

Naika kumtuks kanswe maika tsum. Ahnah-maika klosh ahti. Delait yaka klowyum alta. [[illegible]] Masatei yaka ahti mitlait wecht leli kanamaks yaka kultus nelton skwintum.

Naika kopet alta 
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