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A Travel Guide To Basque America, 2Nd Edition: Familes, by Nancy Zubiri

By Nancy Zubiri

Discusses the America's Basque-American groups, their background, tradition, and gala's. This e-book lists dozens of eating places, Basque cultural golf equipment and occasions, and thousands of Basque-related sites in addition to including information regarding cultural occasions within the Basque nation, their impression on Basque-Americans, and extra.

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Almost every Basque community can count a handful of young people, mostly women, who have married in the Basque Country and stayed there to live—a reverse migration, in effect. During a trip back to see his family in Aldudes, Franxoa Bidaurreta ran into a young woman who had grown up in San Francisco, but who had fallen in love during a trip to her parents’ small hometown, stayed, and got married. ” ■ Basque Traits The Basques’ tenacity for survival is arguably their greatest attribute. An interesting question to consider is whether the common characteristics of these hardy people have helped the culture survive through the centuries, or whether they developed those characteristics in order to survive.

Citizens. Ranchers noted that no group could withstand the isolated job like the Basques could. Frank Maitia Sr. of Bakersfield remembers the years after the war, between 1947 and 1955, when immigration was on the upswing. He helped his in-laws manage the Amestoy Hotel, and then later he bought the Basque Café, where all the young Basque immigrants in the area liked to spend their Saturday nights. “They were coming every month. ” Southern California’s warm weather allowed many workers to take advantage of two lambing seasons.

Basque Traits The Basques’ tenacity for survival is arguably their greatest attribute. An interesting question to consider is whether the common characteristics of these hardy people have helped the culture survive through the centuries, or whether they developed those characteristics in order to survive. In addition to being hard workers, Basques are known for being honest, loyal, and very independent. They can also be stubborn to the point of frustration. They are used to following their own minds.

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