John Urlezaga

John Cruz Urlezaga was born in Jordan Valley Oregon, on June 25, 1909, to Juan Urlezaga and Gloria Bermeosolo Urlezaga.  John grew up with music in his home in Jordan Valley and at their 1000-acre ranch 6 miles out of town. John always played by ear and entertained many people at Basque dances and gatherings in Jordan Valley, Boise and Grandview, Idaho. John played the accordion, piano and organ all by ear and also played for many family gatherings.  He attended high school for 2 years. 

Arego family

1933 - Vic (Victor) Arego on guitar and Marie Arego on accordion - Basque Picnic , Mode Country Club, Boise ID. 

Benito Arego and Eulogia Arginchona, the family parents, arrived to Boise around the years 1905-1906 coming from Elantxobe, Bizkaia. They opened and run several Boarding Houses in Boise during the golden years of the Basque immigration to Idaho. In one of those Arego boarding houses, Victor  Arego grew up among many siblings.

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