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Ceroke, Loretta Fajardo

Loretta Fajardo Ceroke
Native American of the Cuiyui Ticutta band of the Northern Paiute Tribe, Loretta grew up on the Pyramid Lake reservation.   As both her parents worked, she spent much of her early life living with her grandmother, where she learned the skill of ‘beading.’   Schooling was both at Nixon and Pyramid Lake, with high school in Fernley.  Loretta was the first native Miss Nevada Day P...
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Suenaga, Florence – Carson City, Carson City

Florence Suenaga
Florence was the thirteen-year-old daughter of Japanese immigrant parents living a typical American life at the start of WWII. Shortly after December 7, 1941, the family was uprooted from their Gilroy, California farm, taken to the local fairgrounds and then transported to a Japanese Internment camp in Poston, Arizona. Florence’s detailed story of WWII internment replicates the experiences of so...
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Johnson, Abigail – Carson City, White Pine Counties

Abigail Johnson
Abby, raised in Connecticut, came to Nevada partly by accident. While working for John Anderson’s presidential campaign she was sent to Northern Nevada in 1980 as a campaign staffer. After Anderson’s defeat, Abby returned to the east coast but by then had fallen in love with Nevada. She accepted a position with Citizen Alert, an organization that works to assure public participation and gover...
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Holub, Pat – Carson City, Carson City

Pat Holub
Pat moved to Nevada with her family from California in 1958. She took painting lessons from some of the best local artists in the Reno/Carson City area and she stresses that she is a “location” painter, not a “studio” painter. Her paintings of buildings and landscapes, done throughout the state over five decades, now have gained historical relevance, as they illustrate how those scenes have n...
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