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UNR student to present on Basque immigration

Iker Saitua, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Reno, will present his research on Basque immigration 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. The lecture is free and open to the public. In “Come Back to the Flocks: When John Dangberg Battled to Bring Basque Sheepherders to the Great Basin, 1939-1945,” Saitua, who is a native of the Basque country, will consider the role of Carson Valley’s John Dangberg in promoting Basque immigration. Dangberg was one of the main defenders of the recruitment of Basque labor to the Great Basin, and allied with Nevada’s Sen. …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 26, 2013 04:18PM Published Sep 26, 2013 11:42AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.