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Theft of Basque Sheepherder Plaques Helps Prompt New Bill

Robert Lopez, Writer

April 29, 2013

The high-profile theft of bronze plaques from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in 2011 has helped prompt a new bill by Nevada lawmakers that would stiffen penalties for stealing scrap metal. The theft of the five pla...

New Plaques Slated for Basque Sheepherder Monument

March 2, 2012

New plaques listing the names of hundreds of Basque immigrants are being manufactured to replace those stolen more than a year ago from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder. The plaques are expected to be completed in...

Officials Move to Replace Plaques Stolen from Sheepherder Monument

May 17, 2011

More than five months after bronze plaques were stolen from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder, officials say they are pushing ahead with plans to replace the tablets and renovate the memorial that sits atop a scrubby hill in Reno. Organizers of the eff...

Reward Offered in Basque Sheepherder Monument Theft

February 10, 2011

As authorities continue their investigation of the theft of bronze plaques from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in Reno, a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. The nonprofit organization Secret Witness is sponsoring ...

Plaques With Herders’ Names Stolen from Sheepherder Monument

February 8, 2011

Bronze plaques engraved with the names of hundreds of sheepherders who immigrated to the United States have been stolen from the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder in Reno. Detectives have launched a grand larceny investigation into the theft of the five plaques, which occurred sometime between Jan. 12 and Jan 17., accor...

Basque Sheepherders in the Great Basin

March 13, 2010

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 de...

Basque Sheepherder Monument in Disrepair as It Nears 20th Anniversary

August 25, 2009

The battered statue on the scrub-covered plain in Reno has seen better days. The abstract work of art -- a shepherd carrying a lamb over his shoulders under a full moon -- Read More »...

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