Immigrants from Italy, the Lipparelli family settled in Elko and embodied the American Dream. Through hard work and determination, members of the family became business owners, educators and professionals in Elko and around the state.
Sositinio "Sam" and Argentina Lipparelli immigrated to America from Italy in the early 20th century. Their children, Dora, Delia, Pauline, Adolph, Caesar and Leo, lived on the Mary Larson Ranch and then moved to Elko when Sam became employed by Western Pacific Railroad. All the children attended school, each graduating from Elko County High School.