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Angie de Braga (GBC VHC) interviews John L'Etoile, Senior Landscape Architect for the Nevada Department of Transportation (Nevada DOT), about the design of the Elko Street-scaping project, using the theme "A Passage through Time."

The Elko General Merchandise Company, known locally as Anacabe's Store, has been an Elko institution for almost 80 years. Operating out of the same location on Idaho Street, the store is a testament both to the Anacabe family and the Basque…

Mark and Kathy Chilton played key roles in helping to found Elko Community College (the predecessor to GBC), particularly in acquiring the land for the college. The Chiltons discusss Elko in the 1960s and share stories of the community and the…

Dr. Hugh Collett was a member of the original committee which founded Elko Community College (the predecessor to GBC) in 1967. Dr. Collett discusses Elko in the 1960s, the motives for the establishment of the Elko Community College, and the successes…

Elizabeth “Liz” Brady was born in Elko, NV between the Elko Smoke Shop and I-80 where the old Elko Senior Citizens Center was located. Her father’s name was Sontag Jackson whose grandparents were from the Austin area and were part…

Lois Whitney was born in Elko, Nevada along with her children and mother “Liz” Brady. Her family hails from all over the Western Shoshone territory. Her presentation goes over the different types of plants that are indigenous to the Great…

Katherine Blossom addresses students at the Shoshone Community Language Initiative (SCLI) program at Great Basin College. Katherine Blossom begins her discussion by describing the benefits of learning the language. She speaks about how her mother and…

A history of the Overland Hotel in Elko, Nevada, USA, under original owners Domingo (Dan) and Gregoria Sabala from 1908 until 1938. The second largest of the Basque-owned hotels in town, the Overland served as a hostel for new Basque immigrants and…

Tom Bilbao, son of Basque immigrants Vicente & Paula Bilbao was born at Jack Creek, NV in 1925. His wife Frances "Frankie" Vicondoa Bilbao and son Jay Bilbao talk about prospecting & mining in northern Elko County and their "Aita", father Tom…
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