Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Auction Winner

The Wigwam Restaurant/Casino held a large collection of Native American artifacts and also a huge collection of other memorabilia, only a token of which was on display in the restaurant. The owners are in the process of selling most of it off in an auction of which today is day 3 of 5. (Link to today's auction, which should lead to the following two days as well.) To my disappointment, a collection of historical photos of the Fernley-Wadsworth area were not included, and the auction house had no information on what happened to them when they were removed from the restaurant. However, there was one item that had been on display behind the register at the restaurant that I found in their catalog: a framed print of the Fernley railroad depot as it would have appeared in its original location diagonally across the street from our house. At the time that this painting represents, our house would have been the much smaller Southern Pacific-built cottage occupied by an SP employee who we understand eventually bought it from the railroad and started expanding on it. The house would have been approximately in a straight line from the print's point of view behind the depot, more or less along the line of trees in the background.

I put in a bid for this print, and I won! In a few days (presumably after the final day of the auction because they'll want to consolidate purchases by each bidder) I should receive information on payment and collection. I hope they'll let me just come by the auction house (which is in Reno) so I can avoid the shipping charges.
Tags: fernley, railroad
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