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Fritz Buckingham
Gretchen Holbert
Paradise, NV
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No Photo Available   Fritz Buckingham

Fritz Buckingham is known as one of the elder statesmen of Nevada. He was born in San Francisco in 1893 and lived most of his life in Paradise, Nevada. He was involved in almost every aspect of life there, at times holding positions including: Maytag Dealer and traveling musician. 

In this interview there is a large amount of history involving both Paradise and Winnemucca. Fritz explains in detail both the hotels in Paradise, Winnemucca and all over Nevada and those who owned and operated them.

He also explains the bootlegging practices during Prohibition and the industries that supported Humboldt County in the early days.

Read the Interview Summary - part one
Read the Interview Summary - part two


Hear Interview (Audio Files in English)
Winnemucca, Spotted Fever (8:24)
Hotels in Winnemucca (7:23)
The Women of Paradise, NV (4:05)
Sil Yraguen, Other Townspeople (5:32)
Bootlegging (6:12)
The Fort and Cemetery (11:59)
The Fritz Buckingham Band (7:45)
History of Paradise, Humboldt Co. (7:55)
Grain, Cattle and Sheep (7:54)
The Winnemucca Hotel, Jarreau's (5:59)
 

Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Winnemucca
Paradise
Galconda
McDermitt
San Francisco
Battle Mountain
Lovelock
Sacramento
Genoa
Carson City
Austin
Eureka
Elko
Silver City, ID
Humboldt Co., NV
Joe Gastanaga
William Socks
Charlie Gartiz
Bill Bradley
Marie Betegurian
Cachero
Bruno Gastanaga
Frank Aramburu
Edith Harvey
Sil Yraguen
Joe Echeverria
Emily Miller
Tony Azumendi
George Reed
Angelo Forni
Bautist Recanzone
Alfonso Pasquali
Harry Warren
Margaret Prusser
May Meyers
Joe Banks
John Kembler
J.B. Caste
Bob Schwartz
Sheepmen
Cattlemen
Spotted Fever
Social Life
Paradise History
Bootlegging
The Fort
Record keeping
Playing Music
Freight Teams
Original Paradise 
    Inhabitants
Spring Floors

 

1922
1893
1915
1904
1854
1897
1908
1919
1901
1911
1922

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