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Vince J. Juaristi's experiences and pride as a member of the Basque community and looking forward to Basque celebration as part of the National Folklife Festival. Part of the Intertwined series of articles celebrating Basque and American Encounters…

Florentino Goikoetxea.jpg
The story of Florentino Goicoechea (Basque: Florentino Goikoextea), a Basque resident and occassional smuggler living in the Pyrenees between France and Spain who operated the Réseau Comète or "Comet Line", an escape route for downed Allied airman…

Senator Pat McCarran.jpg
The efforts of Nevada Senator Patrick McCarran to pass an amendment to his Displaced Person's Act to allow Basque sheepherders to emigrate to the United States in 1948 through 1952. As a result, the McCarran-Walters Act (1952) adopted similar…

Black-and-white photograph of the Telescope Hotel and Bowling Lanes in Elko, NV, one of the Basque boarding houses. The photo is from the late 1950s.

Black and white photograph of the Star Hotel in Elko, NV, one of the first Basque boarding houses in the area, built in 1910. Caption reads "Star Hotel, Elko, Nevada--Pedro Jauregui, Propietario." Photograph from the book _La Historia_ (no further…

Color photo of Ramon (left) and Jame (right) Zugazaga, herders for the Jess Goicoechea Ranch, in the 1960s.

Nevada Governor Proclamation.pdf
A Proclamation by the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, naming 29 June 2016 a day in honor of "Basque Heritage and Culture in Nevada." The proclamation is dated 24 May 2016.

The official poster of the 2016 Elko National Basque Festival, in a letter-sized (8.5" x 11") format. The poster is marking the 53rd annual festival, and includes a list of events. For a full-size poster, contact the Elko Euzkaldunak Club directly.

Official Presidential Portrait of John Adams
Account of John Adams visit to the Basque country in Spain in 1779. The visit was the result of delays in Adams travelling to Paris to begin the peace process in the American Revolution. [View Article webpage] Part of the Intertwined series of…

Ignacio Torrealday of Elko, Nevada discusses his early life in Spain before immigrating to the United States in 1963 at the urging of his sister. Topics of conversation included the various types of Basque spoken, struggles in looking for work and…
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