Basque Americans in Nevada(Redirected from Basques in Nevada)
Basques have been living in Northern Nevada for over a century and form a population of several thousand. Basque immigrants first came in the mid-1800s during the Gold Rush. For a century and a half the Basques have been closely tied to sheep herding in Nevada and neighboring states.
The Basque-American culture in especially prominent in the town of Winnemucca. Basque immigrants to Winnemucca founded the Martin Hotel and the Winnemucca Hotel, both of which were associated with the Basque sheephearders.