Blast from the Past / 1982: Piles of precious metals

Vernon and Diane Adams smile behind a pile of coins and other metals in this photo by Tribune photographer Patrick Sullivan. The Lewiston couple had recently purchased Lewiston Precious Metals in the mall in Lewiston, and planned to operate it, as well as their other business at the time, Melody Mufflers, according to the story that accompanied the photo first published in the April 4, 1982, Tribune.

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