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Giovanni Fallini in front of his home at Eden Creek, Nevada: photographic print


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1932 to 1933


From the Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00221) -- Series VII. Other areas in Nye County -- Subseries VII.C. Fallini Family (Twin Springs, Nevada). Fallini is pictured with a pet hen he called his “Crople”, meaning cripple; the little hen had broken her leg, and the story goes, a fellow was going to chop off her head. Fallini, a compassionate man who enjoyed doctoring animals, made a splint for the little hen's leg and nursed her back to health. Though she walked with a "funny hop" thereafter, she followed Fallini around like a dog.

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pho005380. Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection, 1880-1990. PH-00221. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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