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Marguerite Calzacorta
Gretchen Holbert
Elko, NV
6/15/86

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Marguerite Calzacorta

Marguerite Calzacorta and her family ran the Amistad Hotel in Elko, Nevada. Her parents had come from the Basque country, her father coming to stay with his brothers and her mother staying after a visit to family members. Marguerite's uncle's name was Selso, a local character in Elko.

In this interview, Marguerite discusses the old ways things were done, where they went for parties, the cultural differences in Elko and the historical layout of the town.

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Hear Interview (Audio Files in English)
Marguerite's Family (5:29)
Her Uncle Selso and Father (8:23)
How Basques Fit Into Society (9:08)
How Her Parents Came to the U.S. (8:21)
Marguerite's Family Records (7:29)
Living in the Amistad, Selso (7:26)
About Some Other Elko Hotels (6:48)
After the Amistad, Miscellaneous (9:27)
 

Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

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Years

Spain
Nevada
Elko
Winnemucca
Ellis Island, NY
Argentina
California
Selso
The Puccinelli Family
Candido
William Douglas
Amistad Hotel
Star, Telescope Hotels
Spanish Influenza
Elko Hotel

 

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