The popular celebration doesn’t disappoint the hundreds who came from all over the WestRead more ›
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The oil paintings of Bob Ithurralde, who became an artist later in life, feature Basque themes.Read more ›
For 100 years, the Star Hotel has been an anchor of Elko’s rich and colorful Basque history.Read more ›
Lured by opportunities in a new land, Basques arrived in the American West during the 1800s and 1900s. The vast majority worked as sheepherders, living a lonely lifestyle with their flocks in the mountain meadows and harsh desert plains of the Great Basin. Forty years ago, 90 percent of the sheepherders in the Great Basin were of Basque heritage. But [...]Read more ›