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Ken Beaton: Marking the moment

I moved to Carson City in June 1975. The next month I signed a Carson City School District teacher’s contract for $12,000 a year. Since my weekends were available, I completed several part-time bartender applications. Two weeks later, Dug Picking, the co-owner of Dug’s West Indies, called me. DWI was located on the “Million Dollar Mile” —now Burger King’s North Carson Street location.Upon opening the door, DWI guests entered a Caribbean port bar with a wooden ship’s wheel, 10 portholes evenly distributed on the walls of the bar, lounge, and restaurant, hanging fish nets with Japanese glass floats, refinished wooden …

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