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Andres Urquidi
William Douglass
Aulestia, Bizkaia
June, 1970

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Andres Urquidi came to the United States in 1935 from Bizkaia, sponsored by his father's cousin. When he arrived, he worked for him as a sheepherder where the cousin was a part owner.

Andres spent 6 years working with sheep before leaving to work construction and eventually left the U.S. to return to Bizkaia. This interview covers not only his time in America but his travels to and from the Basque country.

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Trip to the U.S. (12:45)
Sheep and Construction (8:55)
 

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Places

People

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Years

Bizkaia
Venezuela

  Immigration
Sponsorship
Great Depression
Social Security
Sheepherding
Construction
Sawmill

1935
1947

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