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Idaho's Basque Legacy Begins In The 19th Century

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Members of Boise's Basque community.

Idaho has one of the largest Basque populations outside of Spain. The diaspora began in the late 19th century as Basque workers arrived in the region to work in the silver mines. The skillset expanded to included sheep herding. Today, more than 30,000 Basque Americans live in Southern Idaho and on Tuesday we speak with community leaders Dave Lachiondo about the legacy and traditions of Idaho's Basque communities.

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