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Lenore Holbert (Sabala)
Gretchen Holbert
Elko, NV
8/1-8/4/87

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Lenore Holbert

Lenore Sabala was born in 1922 in Elko, Nevada. Her parents had built the Overland Hotel, which they owned and ran until the late 1930s when the Great Depression forced them to sell it to the Hunter's.

In this interview, Lenore shares the joys and trials of living in the Overland, including who their clientele was as well as a description of the hotel and the food that was served there. She also describes in detail the different occupations her father held, often all at the same time. 

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Hear Interview (Audio Files in English)
Lenore's Parents, Trips to U.S. (9:54)
Hotels in Elko (8:14)
Food, Work and Sheep Shearing (9:20)
Lenore's Mother, Mountain City (9:20)
Mining, Whiskey and Wine (9:20)
Prohibition Times, Card Games (9:20)
Lenore's Father, Parents' Wedding, the Depression (9:20)
Basque Hotels (9:20)
Miscellaneous Information (9:20)
 

Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Elko
Winnemucca
Mountain City
Ogden, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
Vincente Bilbao
Domingo Daniel Sabala
Dr. Poulson
Pete Ixaina
The Landa's
The Hunter's
Mary Martin
Trains
Brushka
Food
Hotels
1903
1906
1922

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