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

Basque Country

 
 
Basque Country Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
1. Basque Country Marker
Inscription.  Idaho has a large Basque community that preserves it's ancient European traditions in a new land of opportunity.

Coming here originally to herd sheep on mountain and desert ranges, they shifted into other occupations as quickly as possible, making way for more of their countrymen to follow. Their sheep wagons often can be seen on grazing lands, and a Basque museum (607 Grove St. in Boise) interprets their life here.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 379.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 28.746′ N, 116° 6.361′ W. Marker is near Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on Interstate 84 at milepost 62,, one mile west of Black's Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the Westbound Rest Area off of I-84. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boise ID 83716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. Oregon Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shoshone and Northern Paiute (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Hunt Expedition (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Fur Trade and the Tide of Emigration (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bonneville Point (approx. 3.4 miles away); Captain Bonneville (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Foote Legacy in Idaho (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site 10 ★ Blacks Creek Road Crossing (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
Basque Country Marker at Rest Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
2. Basque Country Marker at Rest Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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