Santiago Zabalbeascoa

Summer 1970

Interviewed by William A. Douglass

Aulestia, Bizkaia

Side 1: Cassette tape, Sunset brand C-60

Conducted in Spanish after about 010

 

002††††† 1920 Ė date of immigration

003††††† Idaho

010††††† Bilbao

020††††† 7 sisters, no brothers

022††††† Argentina

025††††† 3 sisters in Argentina

031††††† North America

032††††† acquaintances in North America

036††††† could make more money in North America and return to Basque Country

041††††† after 7 years returned

043††††† returned to America for 3 more years, went back to Euskal Herria got married and stayed for 20 years, then went back to America again.

046††††† 3rd trip in 1951

047††††† another trip in 1960

048††††† 5th trip in 1962

051††††† was happy in America, but returned because of family

053††††† 1964 last trip

059 †††† sheep

060††††† construction, road construction

062††††† Idaho

067††††† Boise, Mountain Home

069††††† Agapito Bideganeta

074††††† Mountain Home

075††††† Cascade

076††††† Bennett

079††††† the hotel keeper found him work with Bennett

082††††† 10 years in Mountain Home

085††††† left Bennett to return to the Basque Country

096††††† didnít like being with sheep all the time Ė started construction work

103††††† construction

107 †††† Cascade

108††††† 1960 his son in Cascade

118††††† knew the construction foreman

123††††† union

129††††† didnít want son to work with sheep

130††††† patience

133††††† 4 sons

135††††† 1958; another son in America

138††††† son herded for one year

147††††† sheep; sheepherding healthy

151††††† loneliness didnít bother him

156††††† companionship with animals

166††††† food, provisions

168††††† burro

173††††† Nevada

174††††† Idaho

175††††† sheep wagon

177††††† tent

185††††† pack team

190††††† radio

191††††† correspondence

195††††† summer; difficult to go to town

202††††† reading material

209††††† Basques and reading

219††††† didnít read English publications

224††††† didnít read in Spanish

229††††† books in Basque

232††††† Aulestia newspaper

245††††† Argentina

249††††† Alicante, Almeria

255††††† winter vacation

266††††† Soria

271††††† Costa Blanca

285††††† UNR

288††††† summer

292††††† Basque Studies Program

295††††† Miren Rementeria

302††††† the old guys know each other

304††††† Pocatello

305††††† Echevarria Ė priest

312††††† END