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

Laiak

(LIE-yak) A traditional Basque tool used for turning the soil

 
 
Laiak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
1. Laiak Marker
Inscription. (English:)
For centuries, Basques have used the "laiak" to prepare the earth for planting. This photo, from the early 1900s, shows Basque women poised for work.
From its stone base to its seven flying ribbons, the sculpture embraces Basques in Euskadi and in Boise - seven ribbons for seven Basque provinces; stone to honor the many Basques who cut rock for Boise's timeless buildings; an oak leaf to remember Gernika's enduring symbol of democracy.
This sculpture is dedicated in loving memory of Pat and Eloise Bieter and all who have sown a love of the Basque culture to be reaped for generations.

(Basque:)
Mendeetan zehar euskaldunek "laiak" erabili dituzte lurra iraultzeo. Argazkian 1900 inguruan, emakumeak lanerako prest.
Harrizko oinarritik hasi eta hegan zabaltzen diren zazpi zinta hauek Euskal Herriko eta Boiseko euskaldunak lotzen dituzte; harriak, Boiseko zenbait eraikuntz egiteko lanean aritutako euskaldun hargianak omendu nahi ditu; haritz hostoa, Gernika demokrazi eukarritzat gogora dezagun.
Pat eta Eloise Bieterekin batera euskal kulturarekiko maitasun hazia erein duten guztien omenez, datozen belaunaldiek uzta bil dezaten.
 
Location. 43° 36.85′ N, 116° 12.181′ W. Marker is in Boise
Laiak Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
2. Laiak Monument
Ward P. Hooper, Artist
Dedicated July 2000
, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is at the intersection of South Capitol Boulevard and Grove Street, on the right when traveling north on South Capitol Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bar Gernika (a few steps from this marker); Heath Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (within shouting distance of this marker); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Grove Street Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basque Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
More about this marker. There is a duplicate of this monument on the opposite corner.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
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 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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