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A Silver-Dollar Fortune, And A Lot Of Unanswered Questions

When LaVere Redfield died in 1974, a hidden treasure was discovered behind false walls in his home.

A regular in Reno's casinos, 480,000 silver dollars and 680 bags of silver coins were found stashed away -- today worth about $7.3 million.

Redfield was a prototypical Nevadan. He mistrusted the government and went to prison for income tax evasion "rather than pay his debts from his ample fortune."

That's how author Jack Harpster describes Redfield in his new book, "The Curious Life of Nevada's LaVere Redfield."

Harpster talked about the mysterious hoarder and millionaire with KNPR's State of Nevada.


Jack Harpster, author, "The Curious Life of Nevada's LaVere Redfield"

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