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Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Basque Museum and Cultural Center

611 Grove Street

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
1. Basque Museum and Cultural Center Marker
Captions: (upper right) Map of the Basque homeland; (bottom left) Ikastola Preshool; (bottom center) Collections and Archives; (bottom right) Exhibits and Educational Programs.
Inscription. Far from their homeland, the temperate, verdant. Euskadi, away from their lively communal life of feast days and dancing, of pelota games and good wind, Basques in Idaho found themselves in an arid land where few spoke the native tongue. Many worked as sheepherders, isolated from their immigrant countrymen for much of the year. Boarding houses, such as the ones along this block, were more than places to eat and sleep for Basques; they became a magnet for a culture, where, for a few weeks or months, their native country may not have seemed so far away. In 1988, this property was purchased by the Basque Museum and Cultural Center to help preserve and perpetuate the Basque culture through education and cultural events. The Museum houses exhibits, classrooms, a library, archives, and hosts special events that celebrate Basque culture.
 
Erected by Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Location. 43° 36.834′ N, 116° 12.155′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on Grove Street near South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Grove Street, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anduiza Hotel and Fronton
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
2. Basque Museum and Cultural Center and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (a few steps from this marker); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (a few steps from this marker); Grove Street Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bar Gernika (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basque Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Heath Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Laiak (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
Additional keywords. Basque
 
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Basque Museum and Cultural Center image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
3. Basque Museum and Cultural Center
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
4. Basque Museum and Cultural Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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