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Basque Americans in Nevada

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Martin Hotel, a hotel that served as a boardinghouse for Basque sheepherders.

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.[1]

The Basque-American culture in especially prominent in the town of Winnemucca.[2] Basque immigrants to Winnemucca founded the Martin Hotel and the Winnemucca Hotel, both of which were associated with the Basque sheephearders.

Winnemucca Hotel, a hotel that served as a boardinghouse for Basque sheepherders.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Basque Sheepherders". University of Nevada, Reno. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Basque Culture". Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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