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Adelaida Viscarret
Gretchen Holbert
Elko, Nevada
06/09/86

No Photo Available   Adelaida Viscarret

Adelaida Viscarret was the daughter of immigrant parents. Her father was from Nafarroa and her mother from Urepel in Benafarroa. When Adelaida started kindergarten in the 1920s she spoke no English.

In 1928 her parents bought the Nevada Hotel in Elko, Nevada which they operated until 1938 and then leased it. They sold the hotel in 1945. The Nevada Hotel was moved across the street from its original location in the 1950s and was remodeled.

Adelaida talks about life at the Nevada Hotel, its history, and Elko as it was in her childhood. She recalls menu items and childhood diversions and tells the story of her mother’s immigration.

Read Interview Summary - part one
Read Interview Summary - part two


Hear Interview (Audio Files in English)
Activities at the Nevada Hotel (3:28)
Childhood Entertainment (4:16)
Beginning of the Nevada Hotel (5:13)
Murals and History of Ownership of the Nevada (5:49)
Adelaida's Mother's Story (5:19)
Mother's Cooking (2:50)
Average Day at the Nevada Hotel (2:45)
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Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Basque Country
Navarra
Bizkaia
Salt Lake
California
Urepel
Reno
Le Havre
Chicago
Gardnerville
Lamoille
Pau
Gipuzkoa
Carson City
Nasario and Veronica Hasquet
Marjie Wanderlick
Margarita Beristain
Maritxu and David Ayara
Ray Gartiz
Etchegoyen
Flora and Lucas Ituarte
Jean Williams
Calisto and Pilar Elizagoyen
Laucirica
Diane and Fred Puccinelli
Bill Williams
Frenchie Gaillard
Pete Arnaud
Mrs. Borda
Mrs. Alber
Danburg
Catalin Sanmanton
Dr. Shaw
Georgia Beloso
Serafina
Johnny Lagurza
Pete Amestoy
Zaga Brothers
Steve Goicoechea
Micky McDermitt
Ralph and Lydia Garcia
Calzacorta
Lostra
Celso Madarieta
Jauregui
Arrascada
Albert Garamendi
Plaza
Aguirre
Lucas
Domingo Osamiz
Mary Aguirre
Language
Nevada Hotel
Hotel Duties
Sheepherders
Hogar Hotel
School and Education
Movies
Hunter Theater
West Hotel
Depot Hotel
Star Hotel
La Paloma
Telescope Hotel
Handball
Ethnic Diversity
Children's Games
Discrimination
Depression
Murals at the Nevada Hotel
Stockman's
Troy Laundry
Bowling Alley
The Niagara
Overland
Toscano
Blue Jay
Briska
Mus
Wood Chopping
Dancing
Food
Star Hotel
Clifton Hotel
Amistad Hotel
Rental Properties
Western Pacific Railroad
Prohibition
Mexican Shearers
International Market
Biltoki
Toki Ona
1920s
1928
1938
1945
1924
1927
1932
1935
1937

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