Home Away From Home: A History Of Basque Boardinghouses (The by Jeromina Echeverria

By Jeromina Echeverria

A research of Basque boardinghouses within the US, supplying a historical past of the establishment that assisted in shaping immigrant lifestyles in the course of the West. Weaved into the narrative are the tales of the boardinghouse vendors and operators, in addition to the stories of these who left their place of origin to discover paintings.

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Hello. ") 6 After a brief moment of disbelief, the small band joyfully scurried to the man's side. It was Tomas Aguirre. He and his brothers Peter and John used to take turns welcoming transatlantic arrivals from Spain and France and escorting elated patrons to their father's famous boardinghouse on Cherry Street in Greenwich Village. As others have noted, the boardinghouse of Benita and Valentin Aguirre was legendary among Basque Americans. In addition to greeting newcomers warmly, Valentin had become known for being a master at arranging all the details of traveling in this vast country.

Basque Series) Includes bibliographical references. )History.  Series. 48-1984. Binding materials were selected for strength and durability. FIRST PRINTING 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 5 4 3 2 1 Page v for my parents, Sofia and David and for my friend Lentxo Page vi Page vii Contents List of Illustrations ix List of Maps, x List of Tables, xi Preface, xiii Prologue Lentxo: Coming to Amerika, Basque-Style, 1 One From Euskal Herria to the New World, 13 Two From the Mother Lode to the Great Basin, 24 Three Ostatu Amerikanuak: The Basque-American Boardinghouse, 36 Four The Earliest Hotels, 62 Five Los Angeles and San Francisco: Two Early Basque Towns, 75 Six Southern California's Spin-Off Hotels: The Legacy of Los Angeles's Early Basque Town, 103 Seven The Golden Years in the Great Basin and Beyond, 134 Eight Boise's Basque Town and Its Spin-Offs, 166 Nine Stockton's Basque Town and Northern California Ostatuak, 191 Ten Inside the Ostatu Euskalduna, 204 Eleven Etxeko Amak, Second Mothers: The Women of the Basque Boardinghouses, 218 Twelve Basque Boardinghouses in Other Settings, 231 Thirteen Agur Ostatuak, 238 Epilogue Agur Lentxo, 247 Appendix A Basque Population in the United States, 1980 and 1990, 252 Appendix B Chronological Listing of Ostatuak, 256 Appendix C Ostatuak and Their Owners/Operators, 264 Notes, 277 Glossary, 311 Bibliography, 315 Index, 343 Page ix Illustrations A room at the Star Hotel, Elko, Nevada, 38 Valentin Aguirre, 46 A celebration in a Basque boardinghouse, Alturas, California, ca.

As Ott notes in Circle of Mountains, no two households have the same first neighbors. The asymmetric ordering of first-neighbor relationships tends to reduce competition and encourage mutual assistance.

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