Joan, I wonder if you found the connection to our two families. You said Bertha Eaton Raffetto was sick when she went to Reno the first time?That wasn't mentioned in my article.My great-great aunt Katherine was a nurse and had a nursing home in Reno.We have an old letter of hers where she discussed how the area was in an economic slump and she had fewer patients at the home.
Maybe Bertha first stayed at her nursing home.
When I was in Reno I read an article about the pioneers coming across the plains and getting sick from the desert trip.It said that there were many such homes in the area to treat these people - many of whom were just heartsick.
My Kate's dad (my great-great grandpa William Porter Anderson Craig) was also a doctor.
When I was at the hotel in Placerville (the Carey House which is still open and a treat to visit - restored) I was told that Rafetto owned the Carey House at a later date than my Uncle did.Kate said she loved to visit her uncle there.