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Richard Gabica
Lisa Corcostegui
Nampa, Idaho
1992, 1995, 2001
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Richard P. Gabica


Ricardo Pedro Gabica was born in 1914 at Reynold's Creek Ranch in Idaho.  His parents, Elias Gabicagoxeascoa Echaniz and Valentina Uberuaga Azcuenaga, were immigrants from Bizkaia.   He is also the grand-nephew of Antonio Azcuenaga, early settler of Jordan Valley, Oregon. He grew up in Nampa, Idaho where he became known as Richard or Dick.  Richard attended St. Paul's School and later Nampa High.

Richard worked in the sheep business with his father and later became a successful cattle rancher.

In his interview Richard talks about his family history, growing up in Nampa, and the lifestyle of Basque sheepherders, and the sheep industry during the Great Depression.

Richard Gabica


Hear Interview (Audio Files in English)
Narration about Family's Fox Farm (4:23)
Early Experience with sheepherding and Camp Tending (3:13)
Transition from Sheep to Cattle Ranching (3:28)
photo album Richard's Parents' Wedding Photograph 1911
Reynold's Creek Ranch

Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

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Years

Reynold's Creek, Idaho
Nampa, Idaho
Boise, Idaho
Jordan Valley, Oregon
Lorenzo Uberuaga
Antonio Azcuenaga
Miguel (Mitchel) Gabica
Jess Gabica
Joe Legarza
Andy Little
Silver Fox Farm
Sheepherding
Camp Tending

 

1925-26
1936
1939
1945

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