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Nevada Day tradition at Hammargren home in jeopardy

Nevada Day tours may not happen this year
Posted at 12:03 AM, Sep 27, 2017

A Las Vegas tradition is in jeopardy. For years former Lieutenant Governor Lonnie Hammargren opened his homes on Nevada Day so visitors could enjoy his collection of unusual items, but he told 13 Action News it may not happen this year.  

Hammargren admitted to having some financial problems. One of his three homes went up for sale and an auction earlier this year failed to raise enough money to pull him out of debt. 

"I decided that I want to, but I wouldn't do it if my wife objected," Hammargren said. "She is just a little more financially conservative."

Over the years he said he has spent more than $20 million on his growing collection, but said now it's probably only worth $1 million.

Hammargren said he had no plans to hold another auction. He said he would prefer to have a private sale so he knows who his belongings are going to. 13 Action News will keep you updated on what he and his wife ultimately decide to do about his Nevada Day tradition.