In pictures: California's Basque shepherds

Steady migration

Tending the bar at the Woolgrowers is JC Coscarat.

About a dozen restaurants once catered for the stream of Basque immigrants who headed west after World War Two.

But the immigrants' numbers slowed in the 1980s, when the economy picked up back in Europe.

Until then, almost every herder in California was Basque.

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