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Augustine Shobe
Gretchen Holbert
Elko, Nevada
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No Photo Available   Augustine Shobe

Augustine Shobe was born and raised in Elko, Nevada where her parents ran the Commercial Hotel.

In this interview, Augustine tells her story of what it was like to live in the Commercial, even describing the former speakeasy that was in the basement of the famous Basque hotel.

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Augustine's Parents (13:06)
Making Beds, Speakeasy (11:13)
Bars, Hotels and the Depression (9:40)
People in Town, Sheepherders (11:32)
 

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Elko
Winnemucca
Bob Achurra Commercial Hotel
Speakeasy
Nickelodeon
Childhood

 

 

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