Basques in America
We continue our journey through the life of the Basques in America and we do it now in the lands of Newfoundland, in Canada: ‘Saddle Island, The mystery of the red tiles’. Photographer David Quintas and writer Martin Ibarrola.
In the third chapter of the section, we learn the story of Vicente Irizar. He was born in Elgoibar on 9 March 1834, lost his parents before he was twelve years old and, seeing that the inheritance of his family -former steel manufacturers- was scarce, he decided to go to Mexico in search of new opportunities.