The Basques in Malheur County
DAVIS, Eleanor (2003) The Basques in Malheur County. Inx: VIIème Congres d'Etudes Basques = Eusko Ikaskuntzaren VII. Kongresua = VII Congreso de Estudios Vascos (7º.1948.Biarritz). Congresos de Estudios Vascos (7). Eusko Ikaskuntza, Donostia-San Sebastián, pp. 523-524. ISBN 84-8419-917-7
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Jordan Valley and McDermitt they are two towns in Malheur County inhabited by Basques. Eleanor Davis -the librarian of this county, situated in the Southwest of the State of Oregon- reports how the shepherds, who had arrived at the beginning of century, had already moved in the nineteen-forties to small towns which, until then, had been populated by Americans. Most of the newcomers were very poor people, and spoke Basque but no Spanish.They did not mix with the Americans and they have preserved their language and their culture.
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