Off-Ramp for January 2, 2010

Encino's Basque Heritage

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In this circa 1935 photo, a Basque shepherd poses with his sheep dog. Kevin Roderick says there used to be a lot of Basques around Encino, as you can tell from some of the street names.

Kevin Roderick, author of a history of the San Fernando Valley, on the Basque shepherds who settled around Encino.

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