Remembering Our Past

The Dorothy Bicandi Aldecoa Community History Project began when the family of Dorothy decided to donate funds from her estate to the Basque Museum & Cultural Center in her name.  Dorothy had been a long-time volunteer and generous supporter of the Museum.  She also loved history and people, and what better way to continue her legacy than with a project specific to that.  The Dorothy Bicandi Aldecoa Community History Team, lead by Patty Miller and includes Toni Berria, Connie Urresti, and John Urresti with assistance by Carolyn Ruby,  works to document history of the Basques, by community, throughout the West.  This is being done by collecting information through research including church, city and state records and archives, but also by meeting with the Basque families in each community, interviewing them and assisting them in telling their own stories.  They often share photographs, letters, and many other documents to assist in these efforts.  The Basque Museum & Cultural Center is grateful for the family and legacy of Dorothy Bicandi Aldecoa for allowing us to create this project, but also to each family member and community that has allowed us into their lives for a short time to tell the unique stories and share them with the world.

 

Thank you to our generous supporters!  Without their passion and generosity, we would not be able to gather this research and share it with you all. Eskerrik asko biotzez – a heartfelt thank you!

(…names coming soon…)

How to use the Community History Information

You can search the Dorothy Bicandi Aldecoa Community History by clicking on the State accordions below and searching by town.  You can also scroll down and search by a specific person (this part is coming soon). Links will be created as soon as community pages are available so check back often!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call the Basque Museum & Cultural Center.  If you would like to participate or assist in any of this project, we would love to have your help! Give us a call!

208.343.2671

info@basquemuseum.eus

Arizona - research to be conducted in 2019-2020

Flagstaff

Phoenix

Tuscon

Winslow

California - part of Basques of California Project

Information here about Basques of California and link to website.

Idaho

Boise
Bruneau
Caldwell
Cascade
Castleford
Emmett
Glenns Ferry
Gooding
Grandview
Hagerman
Homedale
Mackey/White Knob
Marsing
Mountain Home
Nampa
Pocatello
Rupert
Shoshone
Twin Falls

Montana

Glasgow
Malta
Miles City
Sidney

Nevada

Battle Mountain
Carson City
Elko
Ely
Eureka
Gardnerville
Golconda
Las Vegas
Lovelock
McDermitt
Paradise Valley
Reno
Winnemucca

Oregon

Burns
Jordan Valley
McDermitt
Ontario

Utah

Highland Boy/Bingham Canyon
Ogden
Park City
Salt Lake City

Washington - research to be conducted in 2019-2020

Moses Lake

Seattle

Walla Walla

Yakima

Wyoming - research to be conducted in 2019-2020

Buffalo

Cheyenne

Rock Springs