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S. Laucivica
William Douglas
Elko, NV
8/16/69

No Photo AvailableS. Laucivica

S. Laucivica was one of the first Basques to come to Nevada in 1911. He had come from Guernica, Spain where he had been working as a baker for four years. With money loaned from his brother he made his way to the West. He and his friend were left off in Winnemucca, eventually settling in Battle Mountain working on Jenkins Ranch.

In this interview, Mr. Laucivica describes his days as a herder, rancher, cook, hotel owner and resident of the Nevada frontier. He tells a story of good times and bad, as well as all the hotels that were so vital to the herders and their way of life.

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Trip to the United States (7:46)
His First Flock of Sheep (9:49)
The Lamont Ranch (4:43)
The Lamorrow Ranch (10:43)
The Nevada Hotel (7:46)
Services Provided by the Hotel (5:30)
The Elko Basque Hotels, Businesses (5:15)
 

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Places

People

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Years

Guernica, Spain
California
Nevada
New York City, NY
Winnemucca
Battle Mountain
Elko
Lamorrow
Joe Savala
Louie Peterson
Red Alice
Jenkins Ranch
Jacks Creek Ranch
Depression
Star Hotel
Rankins Ranch
Nevada Hotel
Elko Hotels
1891
1911
1918
1928-36
1949
1931

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