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Santiago Zabalbeazkoa
William Douglass
Aulestia, Bizkaia
11/8/68

No Photo Available   Santiago Zabalbeazkoa

Santiago Zabalbeazkoa came to the U.S. in 1920 at the age of 19. On his way to Boise, Idaho he ended up working as a sheepherder for Witson, an American. He worked in this capacity as well as in construction digging canals for the government in the winter and owning a sawmill in Aulestia, Bizkaia.

Santiago's interview details the history of sheepherding in the U.S. from 1920 to 1960, as well as some details of his construction experience working for the U.S. government.

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Trip to the U.S. (10:37)
Construction, His Sons (9:40)
Reading (6:32)
 

Keywords in Order of Appearance

Places

People

Topics

Years

Bizkaia
Boise, ID
Mountain Home, ID
Cascade
Murelaga

Agapito Billaneta
Witson
Bennett
Atkinson
Immigration
Sheepherding
Ranching
Great Depression
Construction
U.S. Government
Sawmill

1920
1927
1951
1958
1959
1960
1961
1964

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