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140 Years Ago Carson street: The Stage had just deposited a huge uneven plank of hard oak at the corner of the Ormsby House to be wrought into axles, hubs, etc. A man in the crowd named Andrew, who works for Colonel Curry at the Round House, said he would bet five dollars that he could carry it three blocks on his shoulder. Billings, Kersey, Judge Waitz and Torreyson made up a purse. The plank weighed 250 pounds. Andrew took it on his brawny shoulder, followed by an enthusiastic crowd, to Mat. Rinkle’s corner where he dropped it and got …

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