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Graciela (Grace) Dendary
Miel A. Elustondo
Reno, Nevada
February 13, 1995

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Graciela (Grace) Iralor Dendary was born on April 9th 1939, in Madeline near Donibane Garazi. Graciela came to the United States when she was 17 years old. The reason she came to the states is because she followed her husband here. He was already working in the states as a sheepherder. They got married in the Basque Country but came back to the States together in 1958. Grace has been the Reno Basque Club, "Zazpiak Bat", dance instructor for 20 years. 

 

 

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Graciela Dendary


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the trip to the US
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Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Madeline, Donibane Garazi
Bayonne
London, UK
Los Angeles, CA
Reno, NV
Elko, NV
Reno High School
Louis Basque Corner, Reno
Bakersfield, CA
Chino, CA
Manes Iralor
Mary Louise Bengoechea
 


Childhood
The trip to USA
The Basque Bakery
Basque dancing lessons
Basque culture in America and its future

 

1939
1958

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