Duncan, Milagros "Millie" Anchustegui

David and Daniel Chertudi
Interview Location: 
Boise, ID
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Millie was born on 4 February 1915 in Boise, Idaho, to Jose Jacinto Anchustegui and Estefana Churruca.  She describes her parents' early lives and immigrations to the US in detail; the couple met at the Spring Valley Ranch near Boise, where Millie grew up.  She recalls that the community there was so small, that her younger brother had to start school when she did so there would be enough kids for a class!

Millie and her family moved to Boise when she started high school.  After she graduated, she studied business for a short time before working at a few department stores.  It was at this time that she met her husband Harry.  The couple was soon married, and has raised a son.

Today, Millie enjoys a relaxing retirement.  She makes it to the Basque Center whenever possible, and enjoys chatting with Basque friends and relatives in the Boise area.  She has never made a trip to Euskadi, and although she doubts she will have the opportunity to do so now, she remains very proud of her heritage.

Audio Recording: 
The Depression years
Having Basque identity as an American
School days
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