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ENCORE: Idaho's Basque Legacy Begins In The 19th Century

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Members of Boise's Basque community.

 

This interview originally aired on May 28, 2019. 

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. Basque community leader Dave Lachiondo shares his perspective on the legacy and traditions of Idaho's Basque population. 

 
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