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Jay and Frankie Bilbao
Tom Bilbao, son of Basque immigrants Vicente & Paula Bilbao was born at Jack Creek, NV in 1925. His wife Frances "Frankie" Vicondoa Bilbao and son Jay Bilbao talk about prospecting & mining in northern Elko County and their "Aita", father Tom…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

The official program of the 2014 Elko National Basque Festival, held on July 4-6, 2014. This was the 51st year of the Festival.

The official program of the 1989 Elko National Basque Festival, held from June 30 to July 2, 1989. This was the 26th year of the Festival.

The official program from the 1979 Elko National Basque Festival, held 4-6 July 1979. This was the 16th year of the Festival.

The official program of the 2013 Elko National Basque Festival, held 5-7 July 2013. This was the 50th Anniversary Year of the Festival.

Kimberly Errecart's personal biography of her father, Basque immigrant and long-time Elko resident Jack Errecart. After spending over a decade sheep-herding, Mr. Errecart became an entrepreneur, owning at various times over the years the Palace Bar,…
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