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Marie and Amelia Laca and Others
Gretchen Holbert
possibly Winemucca, Nevada
Golconda, Nevada
06/28/88

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Marie and Amelia Laca

Marie and Amelia Laca grew up in Golconda, Nevada where one of the speaker's parents owned the Morning Star Hotel.  There appear to be additional unidentified speakers participating in the interview, as well.   Their parents were from both sides of the Pyrenees, including Aldude and Urepel in Benafarroa and Berriatua in Bizkaia.

They recall a time when Basque immigrants and their families were subject to prejudice and how it felt to be Basque then.

They remember the Morning Star Hotel and the parties they used to have, as well as the Sunday visits, chores and pastimes.  Marie also recalls spending 3 months in sheep camp.

The immigration stories of their parents are also included in this interview.

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Hear Interview (Audio Files in English)
Father's Business and Basque Minority Status (5:34)
Parties at the Morning Star (5:24)
Parents' Memories of the Old Country (6:24)
Parents' Immigration Stories (4:49)
Sheepherding in U.S. versus Old Country (1:32)
Basque Lifestyles There and Here (5:30)
Marie's Experience at Sheep Camp (1:41)
Meat and Wine (1:16)
Visits to Winnemucca (3:54)
 

 


Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Reno
Golconda
Lovelock
Winnemucca
Elko
Basque Country
Urepel
Berriatua
Biarritz
Bizkaia
Aldude
Ogden, Utah
Paris
New Orleans
New York
Eleanor Bane
Dr. Hood
Mrs. Etcheberri
Modesto Mayayo
Louis Archabal
John
Mary
Mirandabor brothers
Senator Pittman
Ethel Hornbarger (Etchegoyen)
Mother's sister, Sara
Mother, Gregoria
Gartiz
Archabal Family
Frank and George Stall
Jean Dutrech
Avery Stitzer
Paris Family
Mrs. Berreta
Miller and Lux
Morning Star
Golconda High School
Sheep
Prejudice toward Basques
Basque hotels
sheepherders
Bush Hotel
Basque
Portuguese
Italians
Chinese Laundry
Arrascada Hotel
Dances and Parties
Hot Springs Hotel
Train
Lei Hotel
Handball Court
Jota, Porrusalda
Ranch
First automobile in Golconda
Tramp Sheep Men
Hotel Humboldt
Church the Basque Country
Baserri
Primogeniture
Mother's work as a Tailor
Mother's Immigration Story
Father's Immigration Story
Sheep in the Basque Country
Homesickness
Sunday Visiting
Games and Pastimes
Chores
Sheep Camp
Food
Prohibition
Martin Hotel
1932
1899
1909
1919

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