by Kurt Hildebrand

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December 26, 2012
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State demolishes last vestige of Windjammer casino dream

The giant oil derrick proposed by former actor Max Baer to promote a Beverly Hillbillies-themed casino was not the first time that someone had a dream for a major attraction along that stretch of Highway 395.

In the late 1970s, Minden resident Dug Picking proposed a casino complex featuring a 345-foot long replica of a sailing ship with masts 200-feet high.

Picking sold stock in the project and built the four-story building at the intersection of highways 395 and 50 that the state tore down last week.

Dug's Windjammer Casino was the dream of a world traveler who operated Dug's …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 28, 2012 09:18AM Published Dec 26, 2012 04:41PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.