Norm Avansino

Norm Avansino, Eveleth Lumber

Norman Avansino was born in Reno in 1917 and raised in Virginia City. He worked at the power company and the Farm Bureau in Reno in the 1930s, and for Senator Pat McCarran in his Washington, D.C. office. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he worked briefly for the Veterans Administration and in 1948 began working in the front office at Eveleth Lumber, on East 4th Street. He left the company in 1980. Photo by Patrick Cummings

Full Oral History Transcript

Norm Avansino describes getting a job at the front desk of Eveleth Lumber in 1948 and what some of his daily tasks included. Recorded by Alicia Barber.


Interviewed in 2013, Norm Avansino discusses the types of employees and the work they did at Eveleth Lumber, where he worked for 25 years. Recorded by Alicia Barber.


Longtime Eveleth Lumber employee Norm Avansino recalls some of the types of lumber shipped to the lumber company on East 4th Street, where it came from, and how it arrived. Recorded by Alicia Barber.