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Antonio Sansiñera
William Douglass
Etxalar, Nafarroa
1960s

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Antonio Sansiñera was 21 years old when he signed for a three-year contract to work as a sheepherder for the Western Range Association in Fresno, California. Antonio stayed there between 1958 to 1961. His story is the story of many young Basque men who made the trip all the way to America to find their own fortunes.

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Antonio Sansiñera


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shepherding
a three year contract
first day at work
first day in Fresno
first shepherding experience
payment system
remittances
medical insurance
old Basque generations
learning English
education
returning to America
Basques & Mexicans
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Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Etxalar
Fresno
Bilbao
Vitorio Hotel, Fresno
Bar Euskalduna, San Sebastian
Hendaia
Paris
Madrid
Bar Merino
Bera
Paso Robles
Lesaka
Lekunberri
Iturri Hotel
Basque Hotel
Caserio Axular
Caserio Armitz
Lesaka
Pamplona
Jimmy Place Bar
Aralar
Santa Fe Hotel
Jose Sansiñera
Jose Maria Sansiñera
Frank Zubeldia
Johnny Bidegaray
Sr. Revestido
Sr. Navarro
John Larrea
Leoncio
Javier Arretxea
Juanita Larrea
Fermin Alzugaray
Beñat Irisarri
Jose Irigoyen
Leon Sugascogorda
Miguel Cervantes
Iparraguirre
Jesus Etxarte
John Etxegaray
Francisco Villanueva
Mario Rodriguez
Martin & Xalbador Bertsolariak


Traveling to America
Contracting
Shepherding
Payments
Illness
Medical Insurance
Living Conditions
Education
Relations with Mexicans
Bars
Basque Festivals
Returning to America

 

1958
1961

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