John Seelmeyer

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January 21, 2013
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The checkerboard: A 140-year sales job

David Larson finds himself with a job that's bedeviled folks in the real estate business for nearly 140 years finding buyers for thousands of acres of Nevada land whose sale was intended to partially finance construction of the first transcontinental railroad.

Larson, a longtime real estate broker in Reno, is looking for buyers for about 480,000 acres in parcels that stretch from Wells near the eastern border of Nevada to Wadsworth, a couple of miles west of Fernley.

The property it's in 913 separate parcels ranges from potential industrial and residential properties near the booming mining communities of Winnemucca, Battle …

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