Hidden History of Elko County
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Elko County in Nevada’s remote northeastern corner has long attracted independent, spirited individuals determined to carve out lives of their own. Born to former slaves, Henry Harris worked his way from John Sparks’s house hand to one of the most respected buckaroos in the region. Pete Itcaina, the unlikely millionaire, once bought a local bar on the spot just to fire the bartender, who mistook Itcaina for a bum and refused to serve him. The beautiful cattle rustler Susie Raper charmed her way out of numerous arrests and trials, despite her trail of dead husbands. Local author Claudia Wines excavates sagas buried in the dust and probes conventional wisdom surrounding local legend.
The History Press
: 9781626199958
: The History Press
: 02/20/2017
: Nevada
: Hidden History
: 62 Black And White
: 160
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Claudia Dahl Wines was raised on a ranch in Elko County and has lived on ranches most of her life. She taught school for many years, both elementary and high school. She served as the editor of two company newsletters at a large gold mine in Elko County and recently retired as executive director of the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, a position she held for fourteen years. Claudia was married to the late Gordon Wines, a rancher, and has four children, three children-in-law and seven grandchildren.
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