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The Curious Life of Nevada's LaVere Redfield: The Silver Dollar King

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SKU: 11471
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Jack Harpster
ISBN 13: 9781626197046
ISBN 10: 1626197040
EAN: 9781626197046
BARCODE: 9781626197046
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LaVere Redfield was a prolific hoarder. When he died in 1974, his estate was estimated at more than $70 million. Executors found 680 bags of silver coins and 407,000 Morgan and Peace silver dollars in his Reno mansion. A local Reno legend, Redfield gambled regularly in Virginia Street casinos. He survived robbery and burglaries of his home, which contained false walls to store millions of silver dollars. Hating banks and paper money, as well as big government, Redfield opted to serve a prison term for income tax evasion rather than pay his debts from his ample fortune. Join author Jack Harpster for this first book-length study of this unconventional man behind the folklore and the myth.

About the Author:  Jack Harpster grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism. The Reno, Nevada resident was the executive director of advertising for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and worked at the Las Vegas Sun. His books include "John Ogden, the Pilgrim (1609, 1682): A Man of More Than Ordinary Mark, " a biography of his great-grandfather, an early colonial settler; and "King of the Slots: William 'Si' Redd."

Binding: Paperbck
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2014
Size: 6x9
Pages: 174



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