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Josu Aldekoaotalora
Miel A. Elustondo
Reno, Nevada
May 11, 1994

Josu Aldekoaotalora was born in a Baserri called Bargundia in 1947 in Iurreta Bizkaia. Josu played pelota for six years in Philippines and then in Indonesia for two years. He married to a Basque girl and then they decided to move to Las Vegas, Nevada to play jai-alai there until it was closed in 1975. The wife became a lawyer and they moved to Reno, Nevada where they live quite happy.

 

 

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Josu Aldekoaotalora
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playing pelota in Philippines
about being content in America
 
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Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Iurreta, Bizkaia
Durango, Bizkaia
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Philippines
Zizurkil
Indonesia
MGM Grand Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Reno, NV
Madrid, Spain
Washoe County, NV
Berriatua
Bolivar
Ignacio Muņozguren
Juan Antonio Leizburu
Jose Maria Placido Saldua
Juan Ignacio Azueta
Patxi Txurruka
Begoņa Aizkaiturieta
Arkaitz & Katrin Aldekoaotalora


 


Jai-alai life and game
VISA papers

 

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1973
1975
1989
1988

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