About thirty five miles northeast of Reno is Pyramid Lake, the gem of Paiute Indian country, its glassy, still waters a mystical barrier between the dimensions of sky and the subterranean geothermal forces below.
Interview with Robert Laxalt biographer, Warren Lerude, by Lucas Pakele. “His Basque Heritage was an amazing magnet for his entire writing life and personal life.”
A favorite retreat of the Laxalt children was their father Dominique’s sheep camp up at Marlette Lake, where he had purchased more than a hundred acres of grazing land high in the Sierras, two thousand feet above the eastern shores of Lake Tahoe.
Interview with Pete Etchart, by Jenny Mortimore. “I remember going with my dad to Reno to Louis Basque Corner or to the Sante Fe.”