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

The Basque Center

601 Grove Street

 
 
The Basque Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
1. The Basque Center Marker
Captions: (clockwise from the top) Oinkari Basque Dancers; Boise'ko Gasteak Children's Group; Morcilla Diner Preparation; Basque Weight Lifting Competition; Jimmy Jausoro Band.
Inscription. A place to call out the name of an old friend, play the card game “mus,” sit down to a meal, or dance to the music of the accordion and the txistu, the melodic Basque flute. All communities need somewhere to meet, and this is one place the Basques in Boise call their own. “Euzkaldunak, Inc.” was formed by the Basque community with the intent to build a gathering place for social and cultural events. By 1950, bonds had been sold, and construction began on the Basque Center at 6th and Grove Street. Brick, beam and mortar were later added in the traditional baserri (farmhouse) style, and the Center became a tangible symbol of a unique Idaho community.
 
Erected by Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Location. 43° 36.824′ N, 116° 12.127′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street and South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Grove Street, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chico Club (a few steps from this marker); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (a few steps from this
The Basque Center and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
2. The Basque Center and Marker
The marker is on the right wall.
marker); Grove Street Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (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); Heath Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bar Gernika (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
Additional keywords. Basque
 
Categories. Anthropology
 
The Basque Center image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
3. The Basque Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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